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Cazorla Meets New Team Mates But Official Announcement Delayed

Santi Cazorla met up with his soon-to-be new Arsenal team-mates on Friday afternoon but official confirmation of his £16m move from Malaga has been delayed.

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, Santi Cazorla meets his new Arsenal team mates.


Santi Cazorla met up with his soon-to-be new Arsenal team-mates on Friday but official confirmation of the deal has been delayed slightly, according to the Mirror.

The Spanish attacker passed a  medical on Thursday and agreed a four-year contract worth £70,000-a-week after the Gunners agreed a deal with Malaga. Reports vary on the exact fee but the Mirror claim we’ll be paying £16m up front with add-ons that could see the deal reach £20m.

The 27-year-old was then showed around the clubs facilities including the training ground where he met he new Arsenal team-mates, who are believed to be excited by the talented Spaniards arrival.

However, despite everything being in place to rubber-stamp the deal, official confirmation has been delayed slightly due to Malaga’s financial problems, as it’s understood that there is no senior figure left within the club to sign-off the transfer.

Malaga have racked up over £40m worth of debts and the Qatar owners are currently working hard to find a new buyer. Several directors have left the club and they are struggling to find somebody in a senior position able to sign the documents at their end, but this is expected to be resolved in the coming days with Cazorla officially revealed as an Arsenal player early next week.

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  1. gunners357

    August 4, 2012 at 10:39 am

    santi santi santi

  2. goonerob

    August 4, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Great signing, just need RVP to realise that the grass isn’t greener elsewhere and decide to stay. The defence is still a worry but hopefully Arsene has something in the pipeline for that problem but I am sure Steve Bould will be working hard to resolve it with the players he has. Could be great season especially if Diaby can stay fit and realise his huge potential.

  3. Kov ephraim

    August 4, 2012 at 10:58 am

    For the first time in my life as an arsenal fan, i have smilled because mr. Wenger has done this club good for securing sati cazorla who can add colours to our midfield. Gunners for life.

    • chafchaouni

      August 4, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      so you were not smilimg when he brought us the championship in 98,02 and 04 ? and you were not smilimg when he brought us FA cup un 98, 02, ‘3 and 05 ? and you were not smiling when we he brought us to the champions league final in 2006 ? so unless you are 10 years old and you don’t know anything about arsene and arsenal or you just want to say bad things about our manager !
      Gooner 4 life !

      • John

        August 4, 2012 at 1:46 pm

        He didn’t buy those trophies you nut

        • nd

          August 4, 2012 at 3:26 pm

          he said brought not bought you twit

  4. Motsot

    August 4, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Happy to hear of Carzola arrival,seems Wenger has thrown the spanner to the wax ad this season is not a jocker.let’s watch the space

  5. oyin4gunners

    August 4, 2012 at 11:28 am

    santi is an experience player wit d creativity in mildfield and wil stil more signin u

  6. Uche Ekeh

    August 4, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Who helped malaga in negotiating the price with Arsenal?

  7. robinhood

    August 4, 2012 at 11:55 am

    All thanks 2 the arsenal management at large and welcome our brother.

  8. odutayo sunday

    August 4, 2012 at 11:59 am

    are malaga tryiing a play hard ball on an ustopable deal?

  9. Roland C Rozario

    August 4, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Finally Santi joins Arsenal…but await the official notice from Arsenal.
    Now let’s get Santi!

  10. ahmed bashiru

    August 4, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    i wish arsenal all d best d season up gunnerz

  11. kiki

    August 4, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    how much is the exact amount arsenal paid for santi cazorla, cuz other sites are saying £20m some say £17m-£18m

  12. ahmed bashiru

    August 4, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    wenger pls dnt sell song we still need him

  13. ahmed bashiru

    August 4, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    we need a right full back bring in more player’s

  14. De peaceman

    August 4, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I’m so flabbergasted on these reinforcements. welcome podolski giroud and cazorla but my doubt is on giroud i don’t see him to be a solid or forceful stricker i doubt he would be a threat to EPL diffenders i really doubt his ability

  15. oyeleye babatunde o

    August 4, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Great signing, welcome carzolar. But hope malaga are not playing smart on us.. Make dem do d announcement in time o.. We can wait to see carzolar on d pitch. Up gunners.

  16. Mambo

    August 4, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Thanks to wenger. We appreciate his great signings this time and with RVP staying we shall surely have a great season

  17. Edache Monday

    August 4, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Welcme 2 Emir8s Santiago Cazorla

  18. Olems

    August 4, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Emirate is ur home santi, wlcm, d glory days ar back, i hop same1 lyk (RVP) realises dat..

  19. Arinze marcus

    August 4, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    with dis new signing ‘giroud, podosiki, cazorla ‘ i hope wenger hav lubricate our engine. Happi 2 see u all guyz!

  20. Arinze marcus

    August 4, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    cazorla welcm 2 Emirate. We all gunnz fanz wan 2 see perform ur tricks in pitch.

  21. Sam

    August 4, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I am delighted with this signing. What a shame that Arsenal would not not pay 17 m for 22 year Jaun Mata last year but paid almost 20 m for 27 year old.

  22. wilfred

    August 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Jus hope RVP stays let’s go into the new season as a team, thanks Mr. Wenger and the Arsenal board

  23. Rob

    August 4, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Guys… This is NOT yet a done deal, it could still fall through at the last minute… Cazorla is NOT an Arsenal player until it is announced by the club itself.. When it appears on then you know it is true, all these other sites and blogs are just rumour mongers and wishful thinkers.

  24. olabode gbenga Iree osun states

    August 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    What a gud news to all arsenal fans…..pls bring us nuri sahin soonest…..up gunners?

  25. Sly frm coal-city nig

    August 4, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Iam very 4 wenger.Lets keep de ball rolling.up gunners!

  26. Anioma

    August 4, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Welcome to Emirate Cazorla but we still need Sahin to be complete. Gunner for LIFE

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