Emirates Stadium side set to land another established talent.
Wenger to deliver Santi as Arsenal bag £15m Spanish midfielder
Arsene Wenger expects to complete the club record £15million transfer of Santi Cazorla by Tuesday.
Though Malaga are holding out for £20m, Arsenal hope a debt deadline imposed on the financially-stricken Spanish club will seal the deal.
With Robin van Persie poised to leave, the capture of Carzola, 27, is the major signing of the summer that Wenger has been promising.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is not known for extravagant spending, especially on established stars, but he’s going all out this summer to improve a squad that has failed to deliver for a number of seasons.
Though the £15m stated by this source isn’t actually a record fee paid by the Gunners, it is likely that Malaga will demand a fee nearer the £20m they are after for winger Santi Cazorla.
The 27 year old can play in an advanced central midfield role but is more commonly used out wide, an area that Wenger may be looking to strengthen, especially as there are question marks over the future of both Theo Walcott and Andrei Arshavin, the former still to sign a new contract and being linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium and the latter seemingly no longer part of the Gunners boss’s plans as he is not present at the club’s Asian tour.
Cazorla is a very able and experienced performer, with 48 national team caps and winner of two European Championship titles with the Spanish national team.
The Spaniard would represent the third big name signing of the summer with Wenger already having secured Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud during the current transfer window.
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