Cazorla Due In London For Medical Ahead Of €22m Arsenal Move

By on August 1, 2012

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Arsenal edge closer to Santi Cazorla.

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Malaga winger Santi Cazorla is set to fly to London this week to undergo a medical ahead of a €22m move to Arsenal, according to Sky Sports News.

The Spaniard is determined to quit Malaga after reporting the club for unpaid wages and the La Liga side need the proceeds of his sale to help pay off mounting debts.

The clubs Qatar owners are currently trying to sell after racking up over £40m worth of debts. Talks with Albanian oil company Taci have broken down but there is interest from Russian and Middle East.

However, even if Malaga are sold Cazorla wants out and is keen to push through a move to north London, and it seems he’s set to get his wish.

Sky Sports claim that the 27-year-old is due to fly to London in the next 48 hours to undergo a medical, with Arsenal believed to have agreed a €22m (£17.3m) fee with Malaga. The players agent has already agreed personal terms with the Gunners and Arsene Wenger finally looks set to land one of his long-term transfer targets.

The Frenchman missed out on Cazorla last summer when he moved to Malaga from Villarreal for €19m. The attacking midfielder helped the club qualify for the champions league for the first time in their history, but it seems he’s set to end his short stay with the club and is on the verge of moving to the Emirates if Sky Sports News are accurate.

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46 Comments

  1. gunners357

    August 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    this would be the best signing since fabregas. FOLLOW M3 @KYEKYE45 ILL FOLLOW BACK

  2. feloh

    August 1, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I can assure u that this guy may not sign for arsenal really AW giving out £18m would not work this is just a rumour never come true

  3. Selam Ayalew

    August 1, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I’m glad tat santi is our player but we still need another players like M’vila

    • OnDGooner

      August 1, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      Wo says he is yur player eh?

  4. odeiza

    August 1, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    am 90perc sure dat he wl join us,wlcm 2 d emirat santi!

  5. oyathelemhi justin

    August 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    I can walt to see him in Arsenal jessy

    • mike

      August 1, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      jessy?

      • Tom

        August 1, 2012 at 4:22 pm

        these foreign ‘fans’ dont have a clue about arsenal let alone football.

        • rosy

          August 1, 2012 at 6:34 pm

          spelling has nothing to do with knowledge you fool. you are obviously the uninformed one assuming negative things about people different from you. so pathetic

        • albaniangooner

          August 1, 2012 at 6:48 pm

          can you spell one word in albanian please? tell me you are smarter than me. now listen here, i love Arsenal even i hav never been at the Emirates in my life. i support them from more than 2 thousand kilometers far from north London, and i think this should make me a far better fan and gooner than you ignorant englishman.

          • james

            August 1, 2012 at 11:00 pm

            Not really, if you were as good a fan as us “ignorant Englishmen” you would travel to see Arsenal play.
            He has a point given that a large amount of “fans” giving views online are of the fan-base’s minority and they clearly aren’t too well equipped in terms of the English language and it is frustrating to see as a Gooner. Locale should be pushed aside and forgotten, we are all Gooners and that is what matters.. Just learn how to write in the language of preference…

    • OnDGooner

      August 1, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      MR JUSTIN: Did you mean to say, ”I cannot wait to see him in an Arsenal Jersey”?

      Please get your grammar right as many people are reading amongst them, childre!!

      • Tony

        August 1, 2012 at 4:59 pm

        Good to know OnDGooner, but next time, look up your spelling before submitting your comments. The last time i checked, children had an n to it, but yours, apparaently did not. just checked mine. lol. ciao.

        • james

          August 1, 2012 at 11:04 pm

          Where as your grammar is squeaky clean? Clearly your use of punctuation leaves a lot to be desired, so stop trolling you hypocrite.

          • Hirum

            August 2, 2012 at 8:50 am

            Hi dude,be cool fans don’t be abusive.just contribute posively.plz limit ur selves to smart comments. If u fil dat gonners page is boring, go 2 where u r comfortable.i believe all gonners r from humble grounds.respect every fan.can u stop abusive language plz!!

          • Hirum

            August 2, 2012 at 8:51 am

            Hi dudes,be cool fans don’t be abusive.just contribute posively.plz limit ur selves to smart comments. If u fil dat gonners page is boring, go 2 where u r comfortable.i believe all gonners r from humble grounds.respect every fan.can u stop abusive language plz!!

  6. segun Ige

    August 1, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    In wenga we trust…say whatever u like. The new sining we soon arrive.

  7. Uwadinisu sylvester

    August 1, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Cazorla is already our player am glad gunas 4 life.

  8. Kazzy

    August 1, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Well is all good if this is true bt we stil need DM to make the team complete as van persi is out

    • Tom

      August 1, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      we need a DM as Van Persie is out? are u retarded RVP is a striker not a DM we need a DM coz song will go ACOF in january.

  9. Isaaco

    August 1, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    This is a fake news for arsenal i fan for ova 10yrs now cant sign a PLAYER of 27yrs old for dat amount €22m or £17.3m. I doubt it till tomorrow this time. Pls follow a beta source for news stop deceiving ppl.

    • OnDGooner

      August 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      Arshavin was 28 when he signed for more than £15M so wht are you on about? Desperate times demand desperate measures people! We are desperate and Carzola can give us a good 4 years service.

  10. Victor

    August 1, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Addition of carzola in arsenal means that arsenal have mean business……just a DM,CB and a backup goalkeeper,we will be too hot to handle. expect real competition in EPL next season.

    • dave

      August 1, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      we will also need a back up full-backs for cover

  11. Yigermal mekonnen

    August 1, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    It’s agood news but still arse need a striker cos RvP will leave surely so who? Will replace oliver.g if he injuerd

  12. Regdont

    August 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    So so so gud is d same 2 4 Oliver case later it b come rael

  13. blessedudosen

    August 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Arsenal will remain the same bcoz dey r operating on a short-run……i pity em and wenger!

  14. blessedudosen

    August 1, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Arsenal wil neva win!!!!!

    • Stephen

      August 1, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      @bless you are not an arsenal fan. So shut up you cow

    • Sunlight

      August 1, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      who are u 2 judge arsenal u beta keep ur mouth shut b4 we do dat 4 ur up Guuners

  15. Andy

    August 1, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    As a Gunner,am optimistic that cazorla wl brng sumthng to the team,Arsenal haterz,go to hell,you say Arsenal hv no world class playerz yet ur teams are poaching frm us,who z the best then?mxii

  16. adeyemi johnson

    August 1, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    carzola is gonna be a gud addition 2 d squad.he is a superb A.M,it remains d replacement of Rvp.

    • ayeni

      August 1, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      Hey guy how come ♈ōϋ re here reading about arsenal,anyway i will show ♈ōϋ some thing dis season!

  17. Tony

    August 1, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    We need this deal signed,sealed and delivered to the Emirates ASAP.

  18. True fan

    August 1, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    @isaaco, How old waz Ashavin when he came on board?

  19. Adejorin abdullahi

    August 1, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    For those ppl dat said arsenal cant buy such a player for dat amount shud quiet .he his coming u lyk it or u dont

  20. Ikatech

    August 1, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    I wl b hpy if we sign cazola bt i hve no hpe on wenger

  21. vp

    August 1, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    ok.. but we still need sakho

  22. Anurag Thompson

    August 1, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Would prefer to see him on the wing rather than in central midfield.

  23. Shea

    August 1, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Won’t believe it till i see it on arsenal.com.

  24. Mastercoded

    August 1, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I w reserve my comment till i confirm d carzola signin…so no comment now!

  25. Ajose oluseyi

    August 1, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I will be happy if the deal is finalize in 48hrs. Up gunners 4live

  26. Hassan

    August 2, 2012 at 12:55 am

    I love arsenal

  27. Samzy

    August 2, 2012 at 6:26 am

    Am a BLUEZ,bt enjoy watchin d gunnerz…i’l b realy glad 2 c Arsenal sign up Carzola n Sahin…ds could persuade RVP 2 stay…UP BLUEZ

  28. Wunuji lazarus

    August 2, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I can,t wait 2 watch cazorla nd sahin playing in arsenal pitch.in gunner i stand.

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