Spaniard Santi Cazorla is enjoying freedom with his new position at Arsenal, after manager Arsene Wenger deployed the playmaker in the “no 10” role against Sunderland in the opening day fixture at the Emirates.
The former Malaga winger put up a scintillating performance for the Gunners in his debut appearance. He set up the best chance of the match by providing a delicate through pass to Olivier Giroud towards the end of the game.
The 27-year-old is particularly happy with the role he played and manager Arsene Wenger praised him heavily for his overall contribution.
Speaking to the club’s official website, the playmaker said “The manager played me as a second striker, with the freedom that I like to have,”
“It’s a position I really like, and it’s not one I’ve played in much in recent years, but I will play there without problems.
“It felt really good making my debut,” he added. “Of course, it was not the result any of us wanted – we wanted to start the season by winning in front of our own fans, but we had chances and we did well.
“It’s a long season, so we can build on this. I had one chance and so did a few of my colleagues and that was the key to the game. We had complete control of the match but that final step just eluded us.”
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