Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says new signing Santi Cazorla could prove to be the buy of the season following his debut on Saturday.
The winger, who signed for north London club Arsenal from Malaga earlier this month, made his first English Premier League appearance in 0-0 draw with Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium.
The 27-year-old enjoyed a superb game in which he came close to scoring Arsenal’s first goal of the new campaign on three separate occasions – and also nearly assisted fellow debutant Olivier Giroud in getting his name on the scoresheet.
Wenger was quick to heap praise on his new signing, telling the club’s official website: “He played very well and looks like he could be one of the buys of the season.
“He has everything you want in the game. He can play short, he can play long, on the right or left, he can play the final ball and works hard as well. He is a fighter so it is very positive for us.
“(He settled quickly and) that shows people who say you need to play a long time together. Great players do not need a long time (to settle).”
Next up for Arsenal in the league is a match away to Stoke City on Sunday.