Cazorla: Silva, Pires convinced me about Arsenal

Santi Cazorla admits Manchester City midfielder David Silva had a big influence on his move to Arsenal.

The 27-year-old revealed he spoke to City attacker Silva about playing in England and that his fellow Spaniard sold him on a switch to the Premier League.

"I spoke with Silva before I came here and he said I would enjoy everything about the Premier League," Cazorla told the Daily Mirror.

"He's won the title with Manchester City and said I'd enjoy the football and the respect between players, which is different to Spain.

"I'm very much at ease, so I'm glad I came. He gave me an introduction to the adventure of English football."

Cazorla also admitted his former Villarreal team-mate and Arsenal icon Pires also played his part in helping making the move to the Emirates.

"When the interest began with Arsenal, Robert told me not to think twice, that I'd enjoy it, that it was the perfect club for me, that Arsenal has aspirations to win the title and go far," added Cazorla

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