Cazorla hails ‘incredible’ Michu ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Swansea
Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla heaps praise on the "incredible" Michu ahead of Gunners' trip to Swansea on Saturday
Santi Cazorla has hailed Michu as an “incredible footballer” ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Swansea City on Saturday.
The Spanish striker has been one of the Swans’ star performers this season since securing a £2m transfer to the Liberty Stadium from Rayo Vallecano last summer.
The 26-year-old has already scored 19 goals in 35 appearances in all competitions for Michael Laudrup’s men, helping the Swans lift the Capital One Cup and reach 40 points in the Premier League.
Cazorla, who was a team-mate of Michu’s at Oviedo, is thrilled to see his good friend flourishing in the English top flight and insists his success is no surprise to him.
“We played together in the youth teams at Oviedo, we are great friends and I know him well,” Cazorla told Arsenal Player. “I’m sure we’ll be texting each other between now and the game.
“A lot of people were surprised at his impact [in England] but I wasn’t, absolutely not. I think he’s an incredible footballer and also one that’s only improving.
“Every day he has more potential. I’m very happy for him because we’re such good friends and, above all, because he’s playing so well in a team like Swansea.”