Ox impressed by Cazorla
Arsenal teenager expects £16m man to do 'really well' at the Emirates
Last Updated: August 20, 2012 7:07pm
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is confident Santi Cazorla will prove to be a 'massive asset' for Arsenal.
The Spaniard moved to Emirates Stadium this summer in a £16million deal from Malaga and impressed when making his Premier League debut amid Saturday's disappointing season-opening stalemate with Sunderland.
Cazorla will have a key role to play as Arsenal attempt to move on from last week's sale of Robin van Persie to Manchester United and Monday's move of Alex Song to Primera Liga giants Barcelona.
And having played with his new club colleague in a central midfield partnership in the pre-season win over Cologne, 19-year-old England international Oxlade-Chamberlain has no doubts Cazorla will be a positive signing.
"From what I have seen so far, he is a massive asset for the club and he is a really good lad as well, which always helps"
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"He is a brilliant player," said Chamberlain as he was unveiled along with Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart as one of the new UK cover stars of EA Sports FIFA 13.
"He is a typical Spanish player - right foot, left foot, technically brilliant.
"He is a clever player. He is not the most physical, he is only short. But I think that highlights how good he must be in his head and with his feet.
"From what I have seen so far, he is a massive asset for the club and he is a really good lad as well, which always helps.
"I think he is going to do really well for us."