Gunners ace snubs Fab comparisions
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Santi Cazorla has rubbished comparisons being made between him and ex-Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas, saying 'our styles are different'.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger swooped to sign the Spain international from Malaga in the summer transfer window as he looked to fill the midfield void left by Fabregas, who was given his dream move to Barcelona 12 months earlier.
And, while it was always likely that the fans would compare Cazorla with his fellow compatriot, the 27-year-old wants an opportunity to make a name for himself at the Emirates Stadium.
Cazorla, who was quoted in the Sun, said: "Please don't compare me with Cesc Fabregas.
"I am Cazorla and not Cesc. It's not possible to compare because our styles are different.
"Now I'm here I have noticed that Cesc is a symbol for this club and I am far away from being that. I spoke with him before signing - and other colleagues in the Spanish team. My choice was clear."
Meanwhile, Cazorla has vowed to 'work even harder' despite his impressive start to life in English football.
He added: "I am very happy with my first weeks with Arsenal. It was such a joy to be nominated as player of month, that's an incentive to work even harder."