Arsenal closing in on Santi Cazorla

Arsenal are believed to be on the verge of signing Spanish winger Santi Cazorla, The Daily Mail reports.

The Gunners are eager to add strength in depth to their squad this summer and have already acquired Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski during the transfer window.

Cazorla, who was part of Spain’s squad for Euro 2012 but did not get the chance to shine, has impressed for Malaga in his first season with the club, helping the Andalusians to Champions League qualification.

However, the La Liga side are thought to be under financial pressure and the sale of their star winger is on the cards.

Arsenal are believed to have agreed a £16 million fee with the Romaleda club, with personal terms also already concluded too.

Cazorla now only has to pass a medical to become the third new Gunner of the transfer window.

However, Cazorla’s signature would cast more doubt over the future of Theo Walcott, who only has one year left on his current deal and is stalling on a new contract.

By Gareth McKnight

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