Arsenal maestro reveals his idol and suggests reason for Podolski stay

Santi Cazorla has been speaking about Michael Laudrup and Lukas Podolski in a Twitter Q&A this morning.

Earlier today saw Arsenal hold a question and answer session with many of their first team players, five to be precise.

Mathieu Flamini, Per Mertesacker, David Ospina and Callum Chambers all took to the computers to respond to questions from fans on Twitter.

As did midfield creator Santi Cazorla.

He was asked the usual run of the mill questions for such a session. Favourite food, favourite music.

But he also revealed a couple of interesting facts, about himself and the Arsenal dressing room,

First he was asked who his idol was growing up - responding with the name of a former Swansea City manager...

Like Laudrup Cazorla is an ambidextrous midfield creator and as the Danish legend spent much of his career playing in the Arsenal star's Spanish homeland it is no surprise to see that he had an influence on him growing up.

Laudrup played in Spain from 1989 until 1996 with spells at Barcelona and Real Madrid, so was playing in the country as Cazorla was growing up - and you can actually see the way Laudrup's style of play has influenced Cazorla - even if he does not have the physique to match the physicality Laudrup also had in his game.

He also had an answer which suggested why one wantaway Arsenal player's potential departure would demoralise the camp.

Cazorla is not the first person to say Podolski is the funniest man in the dressing room. It is well known that the German international is often keeping spirits high at the club. But with it looking like he will leave in January it looks as though the Arsenal training ground is going to become a less fun place to be in the New Year.

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