Arsenals Summer Transfers.
As the new Premier League Season draws closer, yet another high-profile signing has been completed by Arsenal, and the super-star in question is the (now ex)Malaga attacking midfielder, Santiago Cazorla Gonzalez -known as Santi Cazorla.
At 27 years old, Cazorla stands just 5-foot-6 but is one of the strongest midfielders about, and should prove to be a valuable addition to the North London side. Cazorla's transfer has been one of the worst-kept secrets of the summer (after Lucas Podolski) and it has been eagerly anticipated by nearly every Arsenal fan with access to the internet.
"Im so happy to be joining Arsenal, this is a great club with great players, a fantastic stadium and huge support"
Cazorla (although denied by Wenger) was always on Arsenals shopping list, which he confirmed himself; "There was interest from Arsenal when I signed for Malaga, I couldnt miss the oppurtunity again."
Cazorla will almost certainly give Arsenal a leg-up in the 2012-13 season, and shows of their ambition. Ambition. The quality, that the Gunners skipper said was lacking -- in his most recent website update. He also said that he did not agree with the direction Arsenal were moving in, although van Persie may not have been aware of the up-comming transfers, surely these recent additions to Arsene's army (Podolski, Giroud, and Cazorla) will make him think twice before leaving North London? Well, yes, but the real question is; will the fans of Arsenal FC accept him back with open arms? After all, his statement could've appeared almost like a kick in the teeth to some. Still, with no official word from either Arsenal or van Persie, and van Persie travelling to Germany to prepare with the pre season friendly against FC Cologne, only time will tell whether he will continue to play with a cannon on his chest. One thing is for sure however, the Gunners will no longer be relying on the Dutchman alone next season, and they will be contending for the title.