Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski heaps praise on Santi Cazorla

Lukas Podolski is full of praise for fellow Arsenal new-boy Santi Cazorla after the pair masterminded defeat of Liverpool last week

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Lukas Podolski joined Arsenal from Cologne this summer Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

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Lukas Podolski has hailed fellow Arsenal new-boy Santi Cazorla after the pair’s link-up helped the Gunners beat Liverpool at Anfield last weekend.

Cazorla set up Podolski for Arsenal’s first league goal of the season in the first half at Anfield, before the Germany international returned the favour for his Spanish team-mate after the break to secure the points.

Podolski, who joined the Gunners from Cologne this summer, believes that he has already developed an on-pitch understanding with the Spain midfielder – and is looking forward to developing their partnership in games to come.

“I like Arsenal’s style of football and Santi’s as well – I love his style of football, with one or two touches,” Podolski told Arsenal’s website.

“We play [well] together and you could see it here – he passed for me for the first goal, I passed to him for the second goal.

“But we are only three matches in. We have 35 matches more so we must keep going.”

The Gunners picked up their first win of the season at Anfield after two successive goalless draws and Podolski, who is enjoying his role in Arsene Wenger’s side, is now determined to build on Sunday’s result.

“I play on the left side but you see at Arsenal it is different from the [German] national team,” he continued.

“At Arsenal, it’s a three-point position. I not only play on the line but I can go in the middle and play with Santi and Abou Diaby and Mikel Arteta.

“This is my style of football. I like this but it’s not only about one match – I want to play more of these matches.”

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