“Unbelievable quality and talent” were the wisely selected words that Mikel Arteta used to describe compatriot and potential new teammate Santi Cazorla. Reports have been surfacing this week that Arsene Wenger is close to completing a deal for the Spanish International that would take the total of new Gunners acquisitions to a promising trio of talent. However, with a reported £20 million being requested by Cazorla’s current club Malaga, what makes the 27-year old so expensive and can he really assist in filling the void that may be left by Robin Van Persie’s imminent departure?

A popular face in his native country, Cazorla has already made 45 appearances for his national team; a feat that deserves unrelinquishing praise, especially given that the Spanish can arguably claim to have the most talented array of midfielders to have ever represented a national squad.

Having spent most of his career with Villarreal, the Llanera born playmaker was sold to Malaga last summer for around £16.5 million, after the ‘Yellow Submarines’ experienced major financial troubles. Cazorla impressed in his debut season with ‘Los Boquerones’, assisting the club to their first ever Champions League qualification and finishing second in the club’s goal scoring charts, with 9 from midfield.

The impressive superlatives used by Mikel Arteta to describe his compatriot may be valid. He is known as an exciting player, who has the rapidity and aptitude to alter the rhythm of a game. These attributes may allow him to slot in perfectly with Arsenal’s exciting brand of football.

If he were to make the move to the Emirates, Cazorla would be able to fill any position across the middle of the park. He is ambidextrous to the point of perfection with both feet, allowing him to flow with ease down either flank. His intelligence and speed could also allow him to play off a lone striker. However, when or daresay if Robin Van Persie departs the Emirates, it is likely that Cazorla would play on the wing, leaving new blood Lukas Podolski or Olivier Giroud to the impossible task of filling the void that will be left by their want away Dutchman.

A big money signing like Cazorla will be just what the Gunners supporters’ need. With their talisman searching for the exit, a new star needs to be crowned in North London and Cazorla and his eye-catching abilities could prove the remedy. Not only would the Spaniard inject energy and skill into the team, his international caps could prove vital to the younger members of Wenger’s squad. His small stature is more than made up for by his confidence and experience and with an unwavering eye for goal Cazorla could be the signing that many of the Emirates faithful hoped Andrey Arshavin would be.

About to enter the prime of his career, ‘Santi’ could have timed this move to perfection. Spanish flair is of small majority in the Premier League, with David Silva and Fernando Torres the only ‘Rojas’ to dip their talented toes into the English game. Not only could Cazorla become a favourite at Arsenal, he could also become a major player in the best league in the world.

 


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  • James
    2 years ago

    He’s easily worth 30 million pounds, it’s an absolute bargain.

    Also the Premier League isn’t the best league in the world.

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    • jordan
      2 years ago

      then whats the best league in the world LA LIGA..with only 2 teams gunning for the title..dont make a laugh

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  • Thierry
    2 years ago

    You forgot about Juan Mata.

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  • Jay
    2 years ago

    Great signing for the arsenal. Get Nuri sahin on loan and we have got a good squad. So James, what is the best league in the world?

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    • Charlie
      2 years ago

      Nuri Sahin will be a contingency plan I suspect. Arsene always gets linked to a variety of similar players and it’s very difficult to guess which one it will be. Add Ganso to the list of backup plans but i’m pretty sure than Cazorla is his first choice simply based on how much he will cost. Arsene has never spent that amount on a player so if he’s considering spending that on a 26yo he must think the guy is world class.

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      • asdas
        2 years ago

        Sahin’s a defensive mid whereas Cazorla’s an attacking mid so they’re different players

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  • Dillon
    2 years ago

    never mind torres you forget Fabregas he’s the reason we known for our passing game and have been compared to fcb

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  • Charlie
    2 years ago

    I don’t see it happenning, he’s too expensive for Arsenal but if it does happen I will be ecstatic. Arsenal would be world-beaters again with a talented playmaker in the team. The team can dominate possession against anyone but so often lack a cutting edge. Who was the playmaker last season ? The leading assist-makers were Walcott and Song I suspect but they’re not genuine playmakers and i’m delighted that Arsene recognises this.

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  • Nick
    2 years ago

    he is superb, a class above in my opinion can move the ball like hes passing wind its just natural to him. the superlatives i can give this guy wouldn’t be enough, a signing of this caliber can surpass 95% of the signings arsenal have made in the last 10 years. and as for the argument best league in the world. The premier is definitely the most athletic and the fittest without a doubt, the la liga is the most talented with the ability on the ball of the lower league la liga team much better than that of a low league prem team( and i am saying that as a fan of a low league prem team). If you are looking for the most exciting then without a doubt the league you are speaking of is english but i think the championship is by far the most exciting with any 20 of 24 teams hopeful of a promotion push

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  • Jesh
    2 years ago

    It will be a Quality signing!

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  • akinola kolly
    2 years ago

    is baba can buy dis boy he wil help us

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  • musterphy
    2 years ago

    Wenger is unpreditable. He might not sign any players anymore,He might wait for january transfer windon. OR what do you think?

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  • WilBeach
    2 years ago

    Arteta,Wilshere,Ramsey,Song & Santi will be a world class midfield even if it’s not now, Manage to hold onto RVP and Arsenal could challenge for top 3 again this season for sure!

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    • asdas
      2 years ago

      More like top 1

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      • wilbeach
        2 years ago

        Please bro, City and United are different level and will be until Arsenal buy 3 or 4 more players of that caliber.

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