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Cazorla loving new role with Arsenal

Santi Cazorla says he is loving his new lease on life with Arsenal. The Spanish attacker, who signed from Malaga this summer, made his Premier League debut in the scoreless draw with Sunderland on Saturday and was extremely impressive playing behind striker Lukas Podolski.

Cazorla was used more as a midfielder in Spain but admits his new advanced role under Arsene Wenger is something he really enjoys although he is keen to find winning form with the Gunners.

"The manager played me as a second striker, with the freedom that I like to have," Cazorla told the club's official website.

"It's a position I really like, and it's not one I've played in much in recent years, but I will play there without problems.

"It felt really good making my debut. Of course, it was not the result any of us wanted - we wanted to start the season by winning in front of our own fans, but we had chances and we did well.

"It's a long season, so we can build on this. I had one chance and so did a few of my colleagues and that was the key to the game. We had complete control of the match but that final step just eluded us."

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