Arsenal transfer news: Serie A giants want influential Gunners ace to sign pre-contract in January

Arsenal could reportedly come under pressure to speed up contract talks with Santi Cazorla as Juventus have been linked with a move for the Spaniard.

The 31-year-old joined the Gunners from Malaga in 2012, and has established himself as a key figure in Arsene Wenger’s squad.

His absence at the weekend in the goalless draw with Middlesbrough was evident, and as he recovers from a knock, he’ll have to contend with further transfer speculation over his future.

With his current contract set to expire at the end of the season, the Spanish international is still waiting on an offer from the club over an extension.

According to Calciomercato, Juventus could look to take advantage of that delay by making their move in January, when Cazorla is free to talk to other clubs and sign a pre-contract agreement with a view of joining that club in the summer on a free transfer.

Given his importance to Arsenal, there will be some anxious supporters looking on waiting for progress to be made over a new deal as ultimately it will be a huge disappointment to see the midfielder leave the Emirates any time soon.

As noted by The Mirror, Cazorla has insisted on several occasions that he wants to agree a new deal with Arsenal as he is settled at the club. However, that offer hasn’t been forthcoming as of yet, and so Wenger may want to act sooner rather than later in order to avoid the likes of Juve snapping up the Spaniard as soon as they get a chance.

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