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Arsenal Close On Cazorla & Sahin

Arsenal are looking to tie up a double swoop for Malaga ace Santi Cazorla and Real Madrid’s Nuri Sahin in the coming days, according to several reports today.

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 close on a double swoop.


Arsenal are looking to tie up a double swoop on Santi Cazorla and Nuri Sahin in the coming days, according to several reports.

The Guardian are just one of many news outlets who claim the Gunners have submitted a £16m bid for Malaga midfielder Santi Cazorla and are also confident of sealing a year long loan move for Real Madrid’s Nuri Sahin.

Arsène Wenger has been after Cazorla for over a year but missed out last summer when Malaga signed him from Villarreal for €19m (£15m). The Frenchman is now keen to take advantage of Malaga’s financial woes, with relegation from La Liga a distinct possibility if they don’t pay off their mounting debts by the 31st July, and Wenger hopes a £16m offer will be enough to land the 27-year-old.

The Guardian claim that Cazorla has already agreed personal terms with the Gunners and they are hoping to tie up the deal early next week when the club returns home from their tour of Asia.

Wenger confident on Sahin

In more good news for Arsenal fans, the report also claims that Arsene Wenger is confident of landing Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin on loan.

Sahin moved to Real from Borussia Dortmund last summer but has failed to make an impact at the Bernabeu, and boss Jose Mourinho has told the 23-year-old to go on loan to get some game time under his belt.

Arsenal have been in discussions with the Spaniards and agreed a deal to take him on loan, but the player is not convinced a move away from Madrid is what’s best for him and he’s especially not happy with the fact Arsenal haven’t included an option to buy at the end of the year-long loan.

After being left out of the squad for Friday’s friendly defeat to Benfica, Sahin has now flown to the USA with the rest of the Madrid squad, which will make it more difficult for Arsenal to tie up the deal quickly, but the Guardian suggest Wenger is confident he can persuade the Turkish international to move to the Emirates and he wants both Cazorla and Sahin to be available for the Gunners friendly with Cologne on August 12th.

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If the Guardian, and other reports, are accurate and Arsenal can bring in both Cazorla and Sahin, it would prove to be superb business by Arsene Wenger. To add Podolski, Giroud, Sahin AND Cazorla to the squad would be almost unbelievable for Gooners and I for one would be extremely excited heading into next season. How’s that for ‘ambition’ Mr. Van Persie?

Would you like Cazorla and Sahin at Arsenal? Get involved in the comments section.

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  1. Adediran olusoji(aremo ibadan

    July 29, 2012 at 9:49 am

    I wil like to see both in arsenal jersey

  2. Dre kraven

    July 29, 2012 at 9:55 am

    I would also like to c mvila and afellay come to the club aswell then we would have a squad of takent

  3. Stan Tochi

    July 29, 2012 at 10:03 am

    getting both players would be a fantastic deal. Watching the previews of cazorla the other day showed hw gud this guy really is. The other i dnt knw too well, but in any case, i think i’ll like to see both players at arsenal come this season.

  4. Jameson

    July 29, 2012 at 10:32 am

    See both players at the Emirate ll be amazing

  5. nicky

    July 29, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I feel it’s ironic that at the very time we are spending on new blood coming in, the rise of our rising starlets has never been more pronounced.
    It is vitually certain that a number will be promoted to the first team next term.
    Coupled with the return of Diaby and (not to be rushed) Wilshere as well as last summer’s signings entering their second term in the EPL, IMO there is a selection headache for Arsene on the horizon. No complaints though!

  6. Soji D1

    July 29, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Both of them are welcum 2 our club(arsenal)

  7. chuks dollar man

    July 29, 2012 at 10:49 am

    honestly speaking that will be the greatest and cleverness move the wenger will make if i see cazoria & sahin in the arsenal squad comes next season and be leave you me we are 90% in contention for all the tittle unless there is excited

  8. maurice shikpup

    July 29, 2012 at 10:49 am

    I hope van persie, is also monitoring these two guys we are bringing in by next week, if he refuse to xtent his contract, which means, he is going 4 money, because arsenal have shown enough ambition now.

  9. chuks dollar man

    July 29, 2012 at 10:50 am

    honestly speaking that will be the greatest and cleverness move the wenger will make if i see cazoria & sahin in the arsenal squad comes this season and be leave you me we are 90% in contention for all the tittle unless there is excited

  10. Adejorin abdullahi

    July 29, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Santi is a very good player for him to be in spain squad,and for sahin it wil a good addition to the squad. Pls wenger get them 4 us

  11. bc

    July 29, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Jst watching this shambolic defending against the mighty kitchee fc makes you think what thell hell are we going to do about our major problem conceeding sloppy goals. a proper dm better full backs and an experienced keeper are all essential. we can say what we like about our players individually but collectively they are not working as a team at the back and are certainly not good enough to win trophies. it seems we just dont care how many we conceed and hope that we score more.

  12. Taiwo joseph

    July 29, 2012 at 11:42 am

    This is a good addition for us, but arsenal still need an experienced defender so that we can stop conceeding sloopy goals. pls mr wenger we trophies dis season.

  13. BINYAM

    July 29, 2012 at 11:45 am


  14. romeo

    July 29, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    check that link !

  15. akintayo

    July 29, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Gud 2 hear dis but need a gud defender cos jekinson can’t play big matches

  16. Pomak dennis dafirep

    July 29, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Seeing cazorla and sahin in arsenal squard nexs season, it gonna be a great booz to the club and it will be as a dreams comes true. Long live to arsenal fc and all fans. One love to u all.

  17. shina 'fila

    July 29, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Wenger and Gunners what about Arsenal defence something need to be done now?

  18. francis

    July 29, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    it will b great, hope it comes tru.

  19. Tubotamuno D.

    July 29, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    they r great players & wil be luvly additons 2 d squad

  20. jetmir93

    July 29, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    As much as hispanic players are the best in the world, Premier League teams shouldn’t sign any of them because they always dream of Real Madrid and Barcelona. Also Cazorla is old and Arsenal needs someone younger. So I hope he doesn’t come and I hope Arsenal sign M’Vila now that Rennes, reportedly have lowered the asking price to 11,5M pounds.

  21. Focus D.P

    July 29, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Arsene Wenger,please if you know what you can do to sign this guy you better do it. We don’t want to remain trophyless this season. Even if it is Carling Cup we are ok with that. As you can see this pre-season can testify of it that we desperately need an attacking midfielder, someone that will be rotating in the pitch. Get us this two players and our midfield will be okay.

  22. loose_cannon

    July 29, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Have to agree with Nicky. If we sign both of them, we are going to need to clear out some players. Benayoun and Arshavin are both probably gone and IMO we should move Diaby on. He has a lot of talent but he’s always injured and whenever he has been fit, he hasn’t been up to the level required. He also can’t play defensive mid. Hopefully we will be in for M’Vila and another defender too

  23. Emmanuel Ibeh

    July 29, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    its nice 2 hear bt i hope is nt anoda saga. Pls we need gud defensive midfielder n atleast 1 gud right bak n centre bak.pls prof help us smile.

  24. Luca

    July 29, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Cazorla is a world class player, he’s just unlucky to be a spanish in this stunning football era. With Xavi, Iniesta etc it’s hard to find place as first string. Sahin proved to have great skills but Mourinho didn’t trust him. Could be our luck.

  25. suka

    July 30, 2012 at 6:11 am

    we still need good defenders to back it up….

  26. Hashim

    July 30, 2012 at 6:22 am

    For me, Sahin is the real deal. Have wanted him at Arsenal ever since Cesc left

  27. princemoon

    July 30, 2012 at 7:40 am

    the signing of diz two players would be a nice one, seeing that Arsene would move Alex Song back to pair up with Vm and shift Kos. to right bck till Sagna returns from injury, thereby giving Sahin and Aterta d midfield to operate n Carzola a free role to flaunt! Up Afc 4lyf

  28. kalisari frank

    July 30, 2012 at 9:05 am

    hope it goes thuru remember its not done yet

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