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Santi Cazorla praises Danny Welbeck, stresses Galatasaray game importance


Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla says summer signing Danny Welbeck is a clinical finisher and adds something different to the team's offensive department.

The former Manchester United man was a last-minute signing for the Gunners and has already established himself as one of the key players in the Arsenal team.

"Danny is a really different player to the ones we've had before at Arsenal," Cazorla told the club's official website.

"He's a clinical finisher, he's quick and he's always looking for space.

"Olivier Giroud is another kind of striker. He's good at headers because he's tall and strong.

"Welbeck provides us with something that we didn't have before and we have to make the most of him and take advantage of having him in the team."

After losing to Borussia Dortmund in their first game of the Champions League, the Gunners desperately need to get all three points against Galatasaray tomorrow.

"It was a bad game [in Dortmund]," added Cazorla.

"Now we are fully aware that we are almost obliged to win the next Champions League game because there may be problematic times for us [if we don't] so we'd better win.

"It's true that Arsenal have a great record when it comes to the group stage. However, all that history doesn't count now.

"The most important thing for Arsenal right now is to win the next game and that is going to change the scenario completely.

"Once we go through the group stage it becomes even more difficult to win games.

"Unfortunately for the past two seasons we've faced Bayern Munich, the toughest opponent [in the last 16], but I think that if we carry on and work hard we can go far in the competition."

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