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First Photos: Santi Cazorla In An Arsenal Shirt – The Deal Is Done!

By Alan Duffy

It’s official, Santi Cazorla has joined Arsenal for a fee believed to be somewhere in the £15 million range. In short, it’s a bit of a bloody bargain. As we’ve already noted, we’re super, super excited to see him take to a Premier League pitch.

The man himself told Arsenal’s official website:

“I’m so happy to be joining Arsenal. This is a club with great players, a fantastic stadium and huge support. (Arsenal) has one of the best managers in football and their style of play is recognised and admired all over the world.

“I’m so excited to be joining one of the greatest teams in Europe and also in the Premier League. I will do my best to help Arsenal challenge for trophies and make all the supporters happy.”

We also gots a few photos of Santi wearing his new work clothes, just to prove that this isn’t actually all a big dream…

After what seemed like an eternity (but really was only about a week), Arsene Wenger has got his man. 27-year-old Santi Cazorla will add some much needed maturity and creativity for the Gunners, with the schemer primed to settle in just behind the main striker for the Gunners.

Whether that main striker is Olivier Giroud or Robin Van Persie remains to be seen. Although, with the Gunners splashing out on three experienced international stars already this summer, RVP’s questioning of the club’s ambition is starting to look rather less justified.

(Photos: Arsenal.com and Stuart McFarlane)

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By Alan Duffy on August 7th, 2012 in Arsenal, Kits & fashion, La Liga, Transfers & Rumours. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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7 Responses to “First Photos: Santi Cazorla In An Arsenal Shirt – The Deal Is Done!”

  1. Sibu says:

    In Wenger We Trust!!!

  2. muppets says:

    god that shirt is awful

  3. Bill says:

    Apparently it may be less than £12 million, if so it’s almost criminal.

  4. p says:

    his international career is almost a technicality seeing as I don’t think he’s ever started much less played more than a half of competitive football for spain, and he hasn’t been able to cut it at any big clubs yet he’s late 20s.

    most overrated signing this summer

  5. wolfinho says:

    good signing.

    @p: neither malaga or villareal are big clubs, yet cazorla still helped the latter reach the CL semis. not bad.

    making this current spanish national squad is an accomplishment by itself.

    27 isn’t that old. he could play 5-7 productive years easily. i’m sure an arsenal supporter would take that if he plays well.

  6. adwew says:

    it’s like they got the new maradona, this is an avarage player, arsenal fans think they got him for a good price………..it was so low because nobody wanted him in the first place

  7. p says:

    he’s not a bad player, but he’s not going to be in his prime for 5-7 more years… even the best mids start to taper off when they hit 30

    adwew is right

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