Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have expressed their concerns today after hearing that a crucial member of their squad could be lured away from their club.
The Daily Star state Villarreal are monitoring the contract situation of Arsenal veteran Santi Cazorla, who is entering the final year of his deal, and the Spanish side are considering a summer swoop for the 31-year-old.
Spanish international Cazorla has not featured for Arsenal since November due to injury problems and the Gunners midfield has looked severely depleted in his absence, although Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin have begun to forge a solid partnership.
Arsenal are yet to offer Cazorla an extension on his current deal and there’s no guarantee the veteran will be offered one, whilst Villarreal may be prepared to offer the Spaniard a longer contract than he would get at Arsenal.
Cazorla spent three-years with Villarreal earlier in his career and has spoken previously about his desire to potentially return to his former side- and our landlord believes the Gunners may sell if they find a suitable replacement this summer.
Arsenal fans, which midfielders should you sign as a replacement for Cazorla? Let us know in the comments below!