Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has hailed quality of summer recruit Santi Cazorla and has expressed his excitement at linking up with the Spaniard.
19-year old Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to make his return from injury on Sunday, when the Gunners take on Stoke at the Britannia Stadium in the Premier League.
And the England international has underlined his belief that he can form a formidable understanding with the former Malaga man upon his comeback.
"He’s brilliant," said Oxlade-Chamberlain. "He’s a typical Spanish player, really technical. He’s got a good right foot, a good left foot and he can dribble.
"He’s small so he’s not the most physical but that highlights how good he is with his feet and with his mind. From what I’ve seen of him so far in training, he’s brilliant - a really good asset to the squad.
"We saw against Sunderland what he’s capable of. I thought he had a good game, he did a lot of clever things. I played with him in Cologne in midfield and got on really well with him there.
"You know when you get a buzz off a player, and you could bounce off him and get good vibes. Santi has that with everyone because he’s that sort of player."