The Gunners manager spoke of being highly impressed with the Spaniard's debut on Saturday, and believes the attacker could be a key player for his side this campaign
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has claimed that new signing Santi Cazorla could be a real hit for the Gunners this season, naming him as the potential "buy of the season".
The winger, who signed for the north London club from Malaga at the beginning of August, made his Premier League debut on Saturday in 0-0 draw with Sunderland at the Emirates.
And, despite the disappointing result, 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.
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And manager Arsene 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]."