The Spain international was outstanding in his debut match against Sunderland. He linked up play and was happy to always be on the ball. He also got himself into several opportunities to get on the scoresheet and he almost assisted fellow new-boy Olivier Giroud with a lovely reverse pass.
Pires believes that his performance is just the tip of the iceberg and that much more will follow:
“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 Official Arsenal Magazine.
“The way the team plays will suit him perfectly and he is the kind of player Arsène 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...