Arsenal line-up £15m La Liga star to replace Santi Cazorla

By on May 3, 2017

According to a report in the Mirror, Arsenal are eyeing a move for Malaga’s £15m-rated midfielder Pablo Fornals as a potential long-term replacement for Santi Cazorla.

Despite on-going doubts over his future at the club, Arsene Wenger is still pressing ahead with his summer transfer plans as he looks to re-shape his squad following another disappointing campaign.

Central midfield has been an area of concern ever since Cazorla was sidelined back in October and we need to find a long-term replacement for the 32-year-old as he can’t be relied upon to stay fit due to his dodgy Achilles.

It looks like Arsene has found his man as the Mirror are citing a report from Marca that claims Arsenal are lining-up a swoop for Pablo Fornals after regularly scouting the Malaga midfielder throughout the season.

The 21-year-old has enjoyed an excellent campaign for mid-table Malaga and has already earned his first cap for the senior Spain team so he looks like he has a huge future ahead of him.

Fornals is under contract with Malaga until 2019 and the Mirror suggest he’ll cost around £15m, which sounds like a good deal in today’s over-inflated market.

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The youngster is predominantly a deep-lying midfielder but he can also play in a more attacking position or even on the right-wing so he’d give Wenger plenty of option if we do end up signing him.


  1. ola

    May 3, 2017 at 10:21 am

    first of all if I were to be an arsenal coach ,I would ensure Sanchez stays,sell of ozil/giroud/Gabriel/Montreal/ospina….imagine d lineup below


    Sanchez RiyadMyrehz
    Nabir Fakir

    xhaka Andre Rebiot/Saul

    Kolasinic/Rodriguez. bellerin

    kolcieny mustafi


    Sub; welbek,Gibbs,ramzy,chamberlain,holding,cazorla,van dik,walcot,iwobi,wilshere,chambers,elnenny

  2. Geekaybee

    May 3, 2017 at 11:07 am

    If the Arsenal are going to whack out £15 million on him that means it’s going to take a long time to get through the 200 million war chest. On another issue, why are they serious about unloading Alexis but appear ready to placate Ozil. If it were up to me there would be no rise in wages for him but I might agree to buying him an armchair to be placed in the centre circle so he could rest and he gets tired of walking around.

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