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Wigan boss Martinez full of praise for Arsenal's Cazorla

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is convinced Arsenal are being rewarded for the way they've bedded down summer signing Santi Cazorla.

The Gunners' midfield maestro has already scored seven goals this season since his £16million summer switch from Malaga.

And that includes a treble in the 5-2 win at Reading on Monday.

Martinez said: "Having experience helps - he could cope with the demands of any league.

"That sort of player, David Silva, Juan Mata and Santi Cazorla, they are a specific breed that is having a lot of joy in the Premier League.

"You've got two moments to come to England, when you're quite young before you go to the big clubs in Spain, or you come at the later stages like Fernando Morientes or Fernando Hierro when you've been at the top clubs.

"Cazorla's is a unique situation because he was never allowed to leave Villarreal before moving to Malaga in 2011 so he missed out on going into the top two in Spain.

"But he came to the Premier League at the right time because he was mature enough.

"Since day one he has performed at a very good level."

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