Arsenal fans are concerned in the Football Transfer Tavern after the Daily Star revealed that Atletico Madrid were amongst several clubs who are considering a January move for Santi Cazorla.
It is reported that Atletico are the favourites amongst two other La Liga sides who are chasing Cazorla’s services and the Spanish champions are pushing the hardest to secure his signature.
Cazorla, who turns 30 this month, would reportedly be open to move back to his homeland as he currently faces fierce competition for a place in Arsenal’s starting line-up.
With Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all pushing for a place in a highly talented midfield, Cazorla would be more likely to start for Atletico as he enters the latter stages of his career.
But punters in the tavern feel he would be a major loss to the Gunners as he always shows great persistence and always looks to penetrate the oppositions’ defence when he has the ball.
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