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Wenger: Cazorla Is A Great Player

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has praised Spain winger Santi Cazorla, fueling rumours the Malaga ace is on the verge of joining the Gunners in a £15.6m deal.

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, Arsene Wenger has called Santi Cazorla a great player.


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has praised Spain winger Santi Cazorla, fueling rumours he’s on the verge of joining the Gunners.

Speaking while on Arsenal’s Asia tour, Wenger teased Arsenal fans by declaring his intention to sign more players this summer following the arrivals of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud.

Malaga winger Santi Cazorla has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates in recent days, with the Daily Mail claiming that a £15.6m deal is close after the 27-year-old agreed personal terms with the club.

Wenger was quizzed on these reports and while the Frenchman refused to give any firm details away, he did take the time to praise the Spaniard, calling him a “great player”.

“You see I have come here to say as little as possible!” joked Wenger, before adding: “I am ready to talk a lot, but not a lot about transfers, because it is a very fragile subject and a very secret subject.

“But I share the opinion of Mikel Arteta – he [Cazorla] is a great player.

“We bought Giroud and Podolski and I hope that we bought Diaby and Wilshere too, who didn’t play at all last season. We will add Wilshere to the squad as soon as possible. But we are not at the end of it [transfers] – we will still bring players in.”

Wenger is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News

In typical Wenger style, these comments come just days after the manager cheekily claimed he had never even heard of Cazorla, so i think most Arsenal fans who know Wenger well enough will be safe in the knowledge that there is definite interest in the player.

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Lets just hope this doesn’t turn out like another Juan Mata fiasco like last summer. Close the deal asap, Arsene. You know it makes sense!

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  1. halex dell

    July 25, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Wenger is trying this season, more greese to his elbows, I pray he buys cazorla plus another good player. Up Gunners.

  2. Caolan Deery

    July 25, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    this guy can play

  3. FoolishgoonerFoolishgooner

    July 25, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Ahhh the signal callers, mind readers and the mere hopeful. Cazola would be a great addition. Diaby will do well if stayed fit for whole season (see RVP). Wilshere I am really worried mainly because of the disappointments and heavy expectations..

  4. opoku rockson

    July 26, 2012 at 1:17 am

    wenger shd be on his toes 2 sign carzola


    July 26, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Wenger still need to bring in right and left full back defenders to support sagna and santos. up up Gunners fo life.

  6. khaleel jaafar

    July 26, 2012 at 4:43 am

    nice that a good transfer for us we need players like cazorla because cazorla is a talent player

  7. phaweez pharwaaz allah'dey

    July 26, 2012 at 4:47 am

    arsene should this player santi cazorla and 3 more signings, certainly a goalie too


    July 26, 2012 at 5:12 am

    Let’s keep faith about this club but remember this is not the first time of mr.wenger to bring a talented players to the emirate with ordinary mouth ,is very easy to say something that u will not do and i belief all arsenal fans knows wenger flatter,for me neither he sign more players or not arsenal is going to end the trophyless season.

  9. Kiki

    July 26, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Lets pray 4 wenger to sign carzola. We knw wenger nd transfer dealings

  10. Marycalistus

    July 26, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Pls mr wenger sell van persie b4 he wl b a bad luk 4 us, & buy santi & lewandoski includn ganso of brazil. UP GONAS

  11. Odera christian

    July 26, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Let wait nd see wot wil hpn, it wil be a gud signin 4 Arsenal if Cazorla sign 4 us. Up up up Gunaz

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