Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has thanked the supporters for voting him as their Player of the Season, but he has also told them to expect more from him next year.
The Spanish midfielder enjoyed a great debut season in England after signing from La Liga side Malaga in the summer, and by the end of the season he was voted the fans' Player of the Season.
The 28-year-old bagged 12 goals in the season, including a hat-trick away against Reading in the Premier League. He also provided the team with 14 assists and his performances saw him win 55.7% of the fans votes in their Player of the Season poll, finished ahead of Laurent Koscielny, Theo Walcott and Mikel Arteta.
The Spaniard, who has been speaking to the club's official website, has said that he owes it all to the fans after they were so welcoming with him when he first joined, but he insists that he will only get better.
“I’m really happy about it, especially as it was my first season in England and it was very positive,” Cazorla told Arsenal.com. “The best thing about it is the fact the fans have voted for me, it makes me feel proud of my performances this season.
“From day one I have noticed a lot of kindness from them, from the people, the club, from everyone at Arsenal. It was something that really surprised me when I first arrived.
“Next season I will try to perform as well as I have done this year, but also improve. I will be even more at ease, knowing my team-mates and enjoying the manager’s confidence, and I will be more use to the team.”
Arsenal ended the 2012/13 season in fourth place after picking up 26 points from a possible 30 in their last 10 games and their impressive run-in is a great sign for the future according to Cazorla.
“During the last few games the team played very well,” he added. “That is what we have to aim for next season, we need to be more consistent. It shows [how important it is] because this year we managed to get to fourth place."
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