Arsenal are poised to make their third summer signing, and this time its a midfielder instead of a striker, as they have reportedly sealed the deal on Malaga’s Santi Cazorla.
The Qatari-back Spanish outfit of Malaga find themselves in a financially unstable environment, and also face the risk of relegation from the La Liga if their outstanding debts are not cleared soon. Monitoring the situation very closely, Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger could not have chosen a better time to make a bid for the Spaniard.
If reports are to be believed, Arsenal have already agreed personal terms with the playmaker, and a transfer fee too has been agreed upon by the two clubs, which is thought to be roughly £16 million.
With the futures of Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott looking uncertain, Arsenal have moved quickly in the Transfer window to secure replacements, in case the duo do depart from the Emirates Stadium. They have already signed two strikers in Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, and have now almost clinched the signature of Cazorla, who is being tipped as a replacement for Walcott, if the England international does decide to follow van Persie through the exit door.
Will Arsenal’s new recruits strike-up a partnership, the way van Persie and Walcott did?