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The 30-year-old believes the winger has qualities which suit the way the Gunners like to express themselves and is convinced he will make a big impact in the Premier League

Mikel Arteta believes new signing Santi Cazorla is a perfect addition to the Arsenal squad.

The Spaniard has welcomed his compatriot's arrival at the Emirates, adding that the resulting fervour among fans is warranted.

And, after seeing his new team-mate join up with the squad for a training camp in Germany, Arteta has no doubt about the 27-year-old's quality.

He told the club's official website: "Technically he is very gifted, he can play wide in both positions and through the middle as well.

"He is tricky and has two good feet - in fact I could not say whether he is right or left-footed. He will bring us good experience and something different. He will be a good addition to the team.

“I am convinced he will make a big impact. The way that we play at Arsenal really suits his qualities and hopefully he will be very successful.”

Fellow new arrivals Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski have also impressed Arteta, who has been surprised by the speed they have settled into the squad.

He continued: "They are looking good in training and getting on really well with the other players. They’re confident and making jokes.

“The training camp is good because we all spend time together and you get a relationship with your teammates, which is very important when you go on to the field.

“They are very comfortable, this is an easy group. They are nice lads and we are all trying to help them.”

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