Terrible moments of anxiety, cold sweat, anguish and frustration, and the news is finally here. The club site has finally beamed pictures of a gnome sized, bunny-toothed midfielder from the land of supernatural footballing talent. Santiago Cazorla González is a Gunner.
Me, like millions of Gooners around the world can finally heave a sigh of relief, when there was that lingering suspicion that we could be witnessing a repeat of the Juan Mata episode, where in Roman’s petropounds would sneak Cazorla from under our noses, by cheekily paying half a million pounds more.
First of all, I am really happy to see the guy. His signing, among others has heralded a complete change in the club’s transfer policy. That was the aim wasn’t it, when we moved to the Emirates Stadium, to improve our financial muscle to the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea. We have 3 international players in the bag, and we are still 23 days away from deadline day.
What’s more, we have got them at bargain prices. We were clever enough to activate the release clause in Giroud’s contract, which meant he would come to us for cheaper, while Malaga’s ongoing financial crisis, means that they have had to do some load-shedding. Goes miles to demonstrate Arsene Wenger’s business acumen.
Cazorla revealed in his first interview that he was recommended by Robert Pires and Cesc Fabregas. Pires and Cazorla were teammates at Villarreal, while Fabregas is Cazorla’s international teammates.
I spoke to Robert Pires, we played together at Villarreal,and obviously he knew about the rumours of me coming here and encouraged me to sign. He said it was a really good club and that I would enjoy London.
The same with Cesc, he said the same, that it was a great club. He said I would be very happy here and I would adapt easily. I can feel that even though I’ve only been here a few hours!
It was always a club I liked very much. Because of circumstances in football things have not gone as well as we’d have liked in Malaga this year, but now I’m going to have the opportunity to experience the Premier league and I couldn’t miss it. I’m 27 years old, it was the last train I could catch.I think it’s one of the greatest clubs in Europe.
Of course, this comes with the complimentary “I want to help Arsenal win trophies” part. Realistically, I think we can really prepare for a title tilt the coming season. What do you think? Let me know.
I will be back with more, soon.
Jai Arsenal 🙂
For more photos of our new signing, follow this link. Here, he gives the stern blue-eyed look, stands with the ball in one hand, one photo where he is completely relaxed, a forced smile with the away jersey on, and a couple with Arteta added to good effect.
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