Robert Pires has revealed that he had a hand in bringing Santi Cazorla to Arsenal, with the winger already starring for the side as they look to end their now seven season long-trophyless run.

Pires, who featured for the Gunners between 2000-2006 and has a close relationship with Arsene Wenger, told Cazorla that a move to the Emirates couldn't be more perfect as the 27 year old decided his next move over the summer.

And now that he has made the step to play for Arsenal, Pires says the club suits him well.

"Santi called me when the offer from the Club arrived and I told him that it was the perfect club for him," Pires told the Arsenal website.

"The way the team plays will suit him perfectly and he is the kind of player Arsene loves too. He is a very exciting player, very gifted technically with both feet. He has an impressive creative touch and he can play in the centre or on the wings.

Santi Cazorla
Santi Cazorla is perfect for Arsenal, according to Robert Pires.

"His vision and the quality of his passing is brilliant but he can also take people on. Despite still being quite young, he has big experience with the Spanish national team and has also played in the Champions League.

"Finally, he has a very good mentality and is a real team player. He will need a bit of time to settle but I'm convinced he will adapt very quickly and will be a great signing for Arsenal."

Cazorla will no doubt play an integral part in Arsenal's push for trophies this season, with the club hoping to prove that despite losing Robin van Persie and Alex Song, they will be capable of challenging the likes of Chelsea and the Manchester clubs for top spot in the table.

If his performance on Saturday against Sunderland was anything to go by, fellow signings Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud will have fine support as the season hits full throttle.