Arsenal star Santi Cazorla took part in a Twitter Q&A earlier this morning.
Arsenal midfielder ace Santi Cazorla started 2014 in fine fashion by scoring against rivals Tottenham, and will be looking to follow that up with another goal against Aston Villa tonight.
The Spaniard had a slow start to the season due to injury and being rested, but he is coming to the boil and could well be finding form at just the right time.
A summer signing from Malaga at a cut-price £16 million 18 months ago, Cazorla oozes class in Arsenal's midfield - although has this season been asked to play mostly out on the wing.
He took part in a Twitter question and answer session this morning hosted by Arsenal.com, revealing a few interesting snippets such his close friendship with former Gunner Robert Pires, who he played alongside at Villareal.
Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 13, 2014
While there was also this nugget of colour into Arsenal away trips:
Santi said: "One person who needs to change his music is Nacho Monreal, I sit next to him on the bus and I almost fall asleep!" #AskSanti— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 13, 2014
As always with these sort of Twitter Q&A sessions, they provide a chance for rival fans to jump in and cause mischief.
This one was nowhere near on the scale of the havoc Arsenal fans caused on former Tottenham star Gareth Bale's Q&A back in September, and it wasn't even Spurs fans who were culpable here.
Instead it was a handful of Manchester City supporters taking the chance to belittle the Spaniard, asking when he would be joining former Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad, with Chelsea fans getting involved too.
#asksanti Juan Mata won the FA Cup and the Champions League in his first season at Chelsea, are you filled with regret?— Shivam Manghnani (@shivamLM) January 9, 2014
#AskSanti When are you coming to Manchester City? You've been at our feeder club for long enough mate!— Timur Khan (@TimurBadshaKhan) January 13, 2014
#AskSanti following your good form this year, do you think you're ready for the Manchester City first team?— John NOT Terry (@BigJohnTerry) January 13, 2014
Arsenal have an opportunity tonight to carry on proving the doubters wrong- by winning at Aston Villa and leapfrogging Manchester City to reclaim top spot in the Premier League table.
If the Gunners can go on and win the league this season, jibes as the above will suddenly be vanquished into the past.
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