Wouldn’t it be ludicrous if we sold Santi Cazorla this summer? The diminutive Spaniard has been enjoying some of his best form in an Arsenal shirt recently and will be awarded a new deal despite entering his 30’s. Recent reports have suggested the former Malaga ace is leaving for Atletico Madrid at the end of this campaign, but it seems like absolute rubbish.
But if we did let Cazorla go this summer it would splatter a dozen eggs all over Arsene Wenger’s face. The Frenchman after all passed up the opportunity to sign former talisman Cesc Fabregas in June to accommodate both Mesut Ozil and Santi into his side, not to mention hamper the progress of Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey.
The latter two continue to struggle with their respective injury woes, but will eventually remain fit and provide plenty of competition in the middle of the park.
There was speculation over the summer that Diego Simeone would try to lure Santi back to his homeland. It seemed a suitable destination for him considering the level the former La Liga champions are playing on, but he has unfinished business here and is a massive crowd favorite.
There’s even suggestions that he recently bought a house in London which bodes well for the case of him remaining, but any player would be silly not invest some cash in the highly lucrative London property market.
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But anyway, back to the main point – just one extra year of Cazorla is not worth forgoing the repurchase of Cesc Fabregas no matter how good he has been over the last few months. So, simply put, we mustn’t sell the Spain international this summer. He’s been brilliant and has shown his versatility by being able to play deeper and out wide. The Spaniard can become the new Rosicky for us over the years when the likes of Wilshere and Ramsey finally realize their potential and supersede Cazorla. He’s incredibly athletic and will hopefully become a veteran, an experienced head among the squad.
Wenger kept his eggs in his basket and refused the return of our old nicely developed size 8. This summer is not the time for one of our size 6’s be snatched away (apologies for the atrocious egg metaphor).