Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has revealed that he learnt about the Arsenal way of life from the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Robert Pires before moving to the club last summer. Cazorla was one of the best buys for Arsenal last season, as he contributed significantly in terms of assists. His presence made the team overcome the absence of Jack Wilshere for majority of the campaign, while many even compared him with Cesc Fabregas, who was the last great Spaniard at the Emirates stadium.

Cazorla has said that he did not have any worries about moving to Arsenal, but that did not prevent him from enquiring a little bit about the club from the former players. The midfielder arrived from Malaga in a £ 12 million deal last summer. Cazorla has said that he has come to Arsenal in order to win trophies, which would be difficult to think about at the likes of Villarreal and Malaga. Arsenal, though, have not won a major trophy in the last eight years, but with the addition of players like Mesut Ozil this summer appears to have done the trick.

The club is currently top of the table with a two-point advantage over the likes of Chelsea. Cazorla has also said that the former legends like Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp also inspired him to move to Arsenal.

“I spoke with them both when Arsenal came to me, and their opinions were very important. Fabregas spoke with me and told me it’s a top club with a great history and maybe you can win trophies there. That was a big change for my career, because at Villarreal and Malaga it’s very difficult to win trophies. I had always watched Arsenal, though, because I loved the Premier League,” said Cazorla in a recent interview.