Santi Cazorla: Arsenal transfer was too good to turn down

Santi Cazorla says the offer to join Arsenal from Malaga in the summer was "too good to turn down"

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Santi Cazorla joined Arsenal from Malaga this summer Photo: Back Page Images

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Santi Cazorla says the opportunity to join Arsenal from Malaga in the summer was an offer he could not turn down.

The Spaniard, who moved to north London in a £16m deal in August, has earned many new admirers this season after making an impressive start to his Gunners career.

And the 28-year-old, who has scored seven goals and created six assists for his team-mates so far this term, says the prospect of a “new adventure” in the Premier League was too good to turn down.

“It was a very important decision, to change teams,” Cazorla told Arsenal Player.

“It is a new challenge, it is a completely new adventure from the start, you have to start from zero, aside from the fact of going into a different culture, a new league, a new language.

“But I think that with Arsenal, I was offered an opportunity that I could not turn down, being 27 years old [at the time], it was like a train that I had to take, and I am very satisfied.

“I am learning a lot, I am adapting more and more as days go by, and my aim is to learn the English game, and hopefully I will spend some good years at this club.”

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