Arsenal Set to Seal £17.9m Spanish International Signing: Gunners Make Increased Offer for Malaga Winger Santi Cazorla

Emirates Stadium side look to complete attacker signing.

According to Spanish source AS Arsenal have tabled a €23m (£17.9m) bid for Malaga attacker Santi Cazorla, a price that the La Liga side are apparently willing to consider for the 27 year old Spanish international.

The talented former Villarreal man had a good first season at La Rosaleda, helping Malaga to cement a maiden Champions League berth, but the winger is apparently now likely to leave the La Liga side and Arsenal are very much interested in the stylish wide-man.

Arsene Wenger perhaps feels the need to add more creativity to his flanks and could well be ready to offload Andrei Arshavin or listen to offers for Theo Walcott, a player who is still to put pen to paper on a new deal, having just 12 months to run on his current contract.

Cazorla is a regular in the Spanish national team set-up, racking up 45 caps and being the holder of two European Championship winners’ medals.

Last term proved to be the Asturias born man’s most effective with Santi Cazorla scoring nine goals and laying on a fair number of assists to boot.

A £17.9m offer would break the North London club’s transfer record and Arsenal fans may be dubious that the Gunners would spend such a fee having already invested £23m or so on Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, but perhaps Arsenal are ready to up their usual level of spending in order help bring an end to a long silverware drought.

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