Arsenal have continued to make impressive signings this summer with the capture of Malaga midfielder Santi Cazorla. Aside from the Robin Van Persie saga, Arsene Wenger will consider this a successful summer in the transfer market so far.
Cazorla joins after being mentioned with regards to an Arsenal move for a few weeks now. He is a player that Wenger has wanted for a while and there is no doubt that he will be pleased to get his man.
The Spanish international – who operates as an attacking midfielder – joins for around £16m from a Malaga side that is massively struggling financially. He is definitely a fantastic player and many assessing their free bets are looking forward to seeing him in action next season.
Speaking about signing the Spaniard, Wenger said: “Santi Cazorla is a great signing for us. He is a player with good experience at both club and international level, who will add significant quality to our squad.”
“He is a versatile, attacking midfield player who can play comfortably on either side of the pitch or centrally.”
“He has good pace, is technically gifted and will be a huge asset to Arsenal Football Club. We are delighted that he is joining us.”
The player himself is saying all the right things too. He is clearly excited about the move and appears to be of the opinion that he will suit Arsenal’s style of play and help them win some trophies this season.
The 27-year-old said: “I’m so happy to be joining Arsenal. This is a club with great players, a fantastic stadium and huge support.”
“The club has one of the best managers in football and their style of play is recognised and admired all over the world.
“I’m so excited to be joining one of the greatest teams in Europe and also in the Premier League. I will do my best to help Arsenal challenge for trophies and make all the supporters happy.”
Overall, this seems like a terrific signing for Arsenal and there is a definite buzz from the fans about this signing. Whether Van Persie stays at the club or not, they can be positive about their chances and be confident that they have some good attacking talent.