Santi Cazorla says that although there are some minor frustrations he’s enjoying life at Arsenal and keen to learn more from a footballing point of view.
Speaking to Miguel Delaney in tonight’s match day programme, the Spanish international said he had to take the chance to join a ‘big club’ like Arsenal and that he’s glad he did so.
“I have to say it’s been a great step in my career., to have the luck to play for a club as big as Arsenal. Every day I’m learning more. When I play there are never tough moments.
“I enjoy myself, I’m doing what I love. I have the luck to be in a great team, to enjoy that and never think of anything else.”
And on the training ground he admits to being frustrated that his lack of English prevents him from joining in with the joking that goes on. (Notice how we didn’t use the word ‘banter’).
“I’m someone who loves to get involved,” he said, “to have jokes, to enjoy that good spirit a team has. Obviously, at the moment, with so many conversations going on, I don’t understand what is said and that can be frustrating, but with a bit of time I will. I’m advancing.
“I get on well with all of them. The Germans are phenomenal, joking all day and creating an atmosphere in the dressing room.”
Thankfully, Cazorla can do his talking with his feet and until his English improves that’ll do. A repeat of his goalscoring against Liverpool tonight would be nice too.
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