Official: Cazorla is a Gooner

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Arsenal have finally confirmed the capture of Malaga’s Santi Cazorla. Yeah actually.

The Spanish midfielder has penned a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee (surprise, surprise), with reports suggesting the 27-year-old has committed for four years in a deal worth anything between £12.5-16 million.

The two-time European Championship winner has joined Arsene Wenger’s squad on their pre-season fitness camp in Germany this week and could make his debut against Cologne on August 12. He follows Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud as the third signing of the summer and would definitely be the ugly one if they were a boyband.

Attack-minded and suited to playing on the wing or just behind the strikers, Cazorla is easily pigeonholed as an archetypal Wenger signing, sporting, as he does, the much vaunted qualities of pace, technical ability and a low centre of gravity.

Speaking about the capture of a player he has admired for some time, the boss remarked:

“Santi Cazorla is a great signing for us. He is a player with good experience at both club and international level, who will add significant quality to our squad.

“He is a versatile, attacking midfield player who can play comfortably on either side of the pitch or centrally. He has good pace, is technically gifted and will be a huge asset to Arsenal Football Club. We are delighted that he is joining us.”

Obviously delighted to escape the financial mire which has overshadowed his time in Malaga, Cazorla spoke with pride about sealing a move to the Emirates:

“I’m so happy to be joining Arsenal. This is a club with great players, a fantastic stadium and huge support.

“The Club has one of the best managers in football and their style of play is recognised and admired all over the world.

“I’m so excited to be joining one of the greatest teams in Europe and also in the Premier League. I will do my best to help Arsenal challenge for trophies and make all the supporters happy.”

Arseblog News welcomes Cazorla to Arsenal and prays he’s more Fabregas than Reyes in his willingness to adapt to London life.

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Comedian

old news. haha

gunn cabinet

yea. but with the usual template – long term contract; undisclosed fee.

whatever man. it’s finally 100% signing!!

Persie out, arsenal lives
Persie out, arsenal lives

Then this is the first “old news” that made me jump around like a small boy onto the office table and breaking my coffee glass in the process………i’m gonna have to stop this now before I break everything.

Gunner, gunner!!!.

Goonermonkey

Coffee Glass. How posh are you? 😀

I agree with the sentiment though. Super happy about Cazorla holding up the shirt. I hope RVP feels more than a little stupid after his ill-advised words.

COME ON ARSENAL!!

Burak

Ay ay ay ay!
Santi Cazorla!
His passes are sweet,
He’s quick on his feet,
His shots will go right through ya!

For the tune:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjJDv1IeF8I

Rich

AANS

gunner16

ocnsF? Official Confirmation of New Signing, Finally!

Bobby Pires

FINALLY!

Persie out, arsenal lives
Persie out, arsenal lives

No…….it’s actually fucking finally!.

Jayde

If this news had caught me while wanking, I would honestly have torn my penis right off!.
phew!.

GoonnerYunus

Disgusting!!!

THEREISBEARCUM

THE ROCK HAS COME BACK… TO… oh, sorry… wrong Finally.

Guildgunner

Thank God it’s official. Had nightmares of another Mata situation

IndianGooner

I always thought the players are called Gunners & the fans as Gooners…
http://legendaire.wordpress.com/2010/06/04/gooner-or-gunner/

goonero

Gunners ( players ) should really be gooners ( fans of arsenal ) too. God knows, not all of them are but let’s hope santi can and will be both for the long haul!

Clock End Mike

That’s absolutely correct, IndianGooner.

Why anyone should give this a thumbs-down, I can’t understand…

Scrib3d

Because although correct it is pernickety, an also, it’s more one is mostly one and the other mostly the other, just to get my pernickt in.

At anyrate, who gives a damn look at that cheeky stubble, there’s gonna be assists in that stubble.

AledoBren

Shove that up your Uzbeck’ arse you fat bastard.

gooner from bangladesh
gooner from bangladesh

Speaking of which, anyone think that fatgooner is just Usmanov in disguise? I mean they both share the same negativity and are fat :\

Ref

Haha yeah, they both have an orbit of negativity revolving around them.

TomC

Nah. Disagree with that as much as I tend to disagree with Fatgooner’s comments. Fats is an Arsenal fan with strong opinions. Jabba is a ManU fan with strong minions.

Fats reinforced freedom of expression. Jabba instructs lawyers to squash freedom of expression.

This site would be for the worse without Fats. Jesus how happy am I at the Cazorla signing 🙂

Armchair gooner

Why can’t I give more than 1 thumbs up……..
As it will de-value the thumbs up, therefore making arseblog thumbs up as worthless as the Zimbabwian dollar. . . .
Ok I’ll just repeat the comment I like so much, and encourage others to do the same………

Shove that up your uzbeck’ arse you fat bastard!

CAGooner

I’m sure that Usmanov’s rectal orifice is wide and capacious, and many things have been lost up it, including Judge Crater, Jimmy Hoffa, and the 2000 presidential election.

gooner from bangladesh
gooner from bangladesh

“He follows Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud as the third signing of the summer and would definitely be the ugly one if they were a boyband.”

This is why I love arseblog.

The JD Flick!!

HA!!

Ref

I laughed at your pic and nothing else. It has made my day. You should come here more often.

Shamim

OFFTOPIC: Hey, I am also a Bangladeshi gooner. Are you from Dhaka?

gooner from bangladesh
gooner from bangladesh

@Shamim- Haha, yes I am. Leave a link of your facebook or something, I’ll message you 😀

AMURICAH

now kiss

Shamim
cestriangooner

He already is the ugly one in a boy band http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antony_Costa

Thomas B

Close enough.

Thomas B

Oh, and btw I have no clue why this comment doesn’t have +100 likes. It made me laugh so hard!

Thomas B

… and by “this comment” i mean “your comment”, obviously.

cestriangooner

Why, thank you. Although i am slightly ashamed that i saw the likeness so quickly.

On a more football related note, i have two spanish students living with me at the moment (both from barcelona unfortunately) and when i told them we’d signed cazorla/Anthony costa they were very impressed and said he was amazing and easily the best player in la liga not playing for the two big cunts.

I’m very excited by our shiny new signing.

garyfootscrayaustralia
garyfootscrayaustralia

that means he’d be the one who writes all the music and lyrics while the other two dance about at the front, hip – grinding at the single mums and jailbait teens.

garyfootscrayaustralia
garyfootscrayaustralia

that means he’d be the one who writes all the music and lyrics while the other two dance about at the front, hip – grinding at the single mums and jailbait teens.

garyfootscrayaustralia
garyfootscrayaustralia

Fuck’s sake, once was enough.

big black clock

Define ambition.

victoria-concordia-crescit
victoria-concordia-crescit

But Robin said we weren’t ambitious, and Van Persieis an honourable man.

prhyu

Mark Anthony? from Julius Caesar?

victoria-concordia-crescit
victoria-concordia-crescit

Yep, just to be clear I’m not advocating Van Persie being dragged from his home and murdered in the forum of ancient Rome

percyofgod

I told my boss Carzola is now a gooner and he said ” i have never seen you this happy before”!!!

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Never did the sex thing then?

Weren’t in work when Podolski and Giroud were signed?

You are Cazorla?

You don’t like your job?

You don’t like your boss?

Come on man! You can’t leave me hanging like this. Why hasn’t your boss seen you this happy before?

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Sorry people, it was meant to be an opening to allow percyofgod to say something witty.

Oh, and no, it wasn’t me who gave him a thumb down for being happy that we have signed Cazorla. It was probably the same person who thumbed GreenGunner80 below. I can’t see anything in this news that is not positive and encouraging.

GreenGunner80

Glad to see that Santi has finally arrived.

Hopefully he will empty a big fat sack of goals for us.

itstime

Least he has almost two weeks to train with the squad before the start of the season. Now to get a few out and maybe one more in before start of season.

scam69

At last! Excellent to have the final 1% doubt about his signing removed. Couple of weeks of pre-season to get match fit and start gelling with what now looks like a decent squad. Happy days

Wetdreams

Let’s see what RVP has to say about Arsenal’s apparent “lack of ambition” now.

MJay

Hah! one day the Fat Usman from Uzbecky Ass complains about lack of ambition…… the next day we throw Santi at his poly-chinned fat face…. Now THAT is what I call great timing!!

What a summer! I am more excited now than ever and frankly don’t care if RVP goes and tries to find Elvis and his nanny on the moon…

COYG!!!!!!

AMURICAH

after his first statement i still didn’t really mind him, I thought it was opportunistic but I guess he has a right to try to take advantage, but then when we start signing more players and he says we aren’t ambitious he just comes across as a complete asshole

Wenger's Waterbottle

Don’t care that i already knew it. I. Love. This!

mel ber

According to Stuart MacFarlane’s flickr page: “This photo was taken on August 3, 2012 using a Nikon D3S. “

JustAnotherGuy

He was apparently at Colney on Friday for the photoshoot/contract signing/medical. Apparently waiting for both club executives(more of Malaga) to sign the papers and the big unveiling.

Finally, Welcome on board Santi Cazorla! Lack of ambition now RVP?! Am I greedy to hope for Sahin to sign next? 😀

Alf

There was a leak via twitter last Friday when one of the young players tweeted that Santi was at the training ground..

Rad Carrot

Excellent news, I really, really thought the deal might be scuppered when I first heard about it. I’m eating humble pie right now, and it still tastes delicious.

Welcome to Arsenal, Santi. You’re going to love it here.

Ref

He is gunner!!, he is finally gunner!…
In Arsene I trust fully.

why is my name required
why is my name required

This will be a slap to robin and the fat man.
Now i can laugh at them muahahahaha bunch of fools

scam69

fat man and robin – nice

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Yes, it’s funny, but it makes me slightly uneasy because Batman and Robin were good guys (though mean as fuck to bad guys).

In practice I think those two are more like Two-Face and The Penguin. One was good but turned bad through disappointment, while the other was always a fat cunt.

garyfootscrayaustralia
garyfootscrayaustralia

Usmanov = Boss Nass, King Of The Gungans.

Naija Gunner

Old news but it’s still brand ‘officially’ new!

Whew, what a deal that was? I have been dulling on the deal since the leak, but it won’t close until now, boy am so happy.

So we can unleash the full wrath of the canon on all our enemies anywhere, EPL, FA Cup, League Cup and the UEFA Champions League….bring it on COYG!!!!

Mark Gibney

Great news! But how is his name pronounced? I heard Spanish commentators call him “Catorla” like there’s an invisable T in there, but the bell ends on sky sports news are pronoucing it as its spelt! “Cazorla” Anyone know?

14 the new 12

I would say between Cartorla and Carthorla. Sky Sports commentators are many things but not exactly experts, and that goes for language as well.

Gooniskey

Pronounced “Cathorla”.

RodGoonerInTtown

Its pronounced Cathorla in Spain, the ‘z’ is like a ‘th’ in Spain Spanish…in Latin American accent its pronounced Casorla (think of Brittish and American accents) Santi is Santi here there and everywhere though

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

So it would be “Santi C’thorla’s coming to town” then (taking a little licence with his name and pronunciation)

BillyBatts
Pedantic Dave

Watch the suit and go get your shinebox

Pedantic Dave

What are the chances Arteta took Santi to one side after the photoshoot and worked his magic on his hair?

It needs it, especially that curl

Tee

No kids have been bought yet. We’re guaranteed at least one aren’t we ?

cas

Could be 17yrs old Niang.

stonedwasherman

…who is going to meeelan

Sagna's leg

Could be that right back from southampton

Daryl

Thank god thats done. Cant help think the delay was to polish the shine off Usmanov’s statement – if thats the case, I am happy to have waited.

I am chuffed with the business this summer, if nothing more happens I will happily place my annual bet ‘£50 on Arsenal to win the league’. Especially if RVP does a U-turn.

Just need to get rid of some dead wood to ensure the balance is there and no negativity in the camp. Taxi for Bendtnar, Squillachi, Arshavin, Park & Chamakh 🙂

cas

Wouldn’t mind a motivated Arshavin.

Fatcunt

I would.
25 man rule = arshavin out…..miyaichi in!
more promising, more hardworking!.

CAGooner

The words “motivated” and “Arshavin” do not belong in the same sentence.

Dr Baptiste

Miyaichi would be an under 21 player wouldn’t he or are they just homegrown?

big black clock

Pretty sure the goons at Le Grove are going to conjure up some crisis clouds about this transfer.

Brb gonna get popcorn.

GuateGooner

Love it.

Mos

I can’t believe some of them on LG are moaning about Arsenal buying Santi ONLY because he was a bargain buy. Jeez, some people just can’t allow themselves to be happy for once.

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Tony Adams morning breath
Tony Adams morning breath

Yes!

Imagine the bench we will have this year compared to last year.

For example:
Schhczcczzzny
Sagna, BFG, Kos, Gibbs
Arteta, Song, Cazorla
Theo, Cunt, Podolski

Subs: Fab, TV5, Santos, Jack, Diaby, Gervinho, Giroud.

Djourou, Le Coq, Ramsey, Arshavin etc. not even making the bench…

Tony Adams morning breath
Tony Adams morning breath

Our squad is so good that I even forgot the OX.

Tony Adams morning breath
Tony Adams morning breath

And Rosa…

jacob

why is tv5 on the bench and where is the ox

Tony Adams morning breath
Tony Adams morning breath

Like I wrote; “for example:”…

The point is; our squad is now so good that I do not care which players, out of our 18-20 best ones, plays. I have full confidence in everyone of the players I put on the bench plus a couple of the ones that did not even make the bench.

Shame on me for forgetting the OX though…

Rich

Thank fuck you don’t pick the team

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

But it’s very much possible that Arsene Wenger will pick that team at some stage due to rotation and injuries, AND if a certain person does a triple backflip and mega-beg for forgiveness.

I don’t see any problem fielding that as a starting 11. It’s stronger many, if not most?, that we fielded last season, and I understand the spirit in which Tony Adams morning breath posted it. Chill out and enjoy the depth we will have this season.

Persie out, arsenal lives
Persie out, arsenal lives

Oh what’s that you were saying you fatman….it was jibberish anyways. I bet he’ll take credit of winding arsenal up into signing cazorla……please!!.

Thank you arsene, for doing what you do best.

Up!!.

GuateGooner

Get in!
Happy days.
COYG

Father Christmas

Saaanti Cazorla’s comin to town,
Saaanti Cazorla’s comin to town,
Saaanti Cazorla’s comin to town!

Fuzz

Surely VP is unpacking his bags nw othrwise we will knw tht there was a lil Na$ri in him!

Magneto

YEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!

TGSTEL's First Touch

Fuck yeah!!!
For 1/3 to 1/2 price of the Mr Andy mesmerizing dribbles Caroll!

golds73

FINALLY, THE “REAL NEW SIGNING”!
Let’s all crash the official Arsenal website!

JustAnotherGuy

This team is looking stronger. The youngsters of last season would have had 1 year of experience under their belts. Supplement by the new signings, the depth and quality is looking good. And coupled that with a couple of precious gems coming from the Youth team, suddenly the cloud that was created by Robin Van Pursey has slowly dissipated.

Were Joseph

At last, now let the party begin

GoonersofNavarone

Santi is in town! 😀

Hulk

Mark Gibney, It is pronounced Ca(th)orla in Spanish Z=TH

big black clock

Thank god. It was really irking me how people pronounce his name.

Mark Gibney

Thanks lad..you should give Sky Sports a shout! Clowns..

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Like cerveza. I’m having one to toast our third significant signing of the summer.

Ref

I’ll pronounce it how I want and I want bother if I have done it correctly or not.

Is that okay with you sir?………oh wait, I don’t care!

goonero

well, just don’t get pissed off when instead of autograph you get a big hairy knob drawn on after you say that to him…

Ref

Oh, you must have been under the
impression that I give a fuck?

CAGooner

For those of us familiar with Mexican Spanish, it’s Casorla.

Topats

“We have Santi…Who do you have??”..This will be our shout to opposition next season.

Welcome Caz!..

Kela

It’s about damn time:-) As much as we knew it would happen, we just needed that confirmation. It was rather like sending a facebook relationship request to your new found love but takes her a lil’ too long for her to accept it… You start to worry a bit!..

Now for Sahin and van der Wiel to join! COYG! #GoonArmy

prince abdul nganje

…welcome Santi…! whoever sees no ambition in de club is nw free to leave!

buschenali

You have fully permision for leave now rvp!
Hahaha..

Jayde

Actually no, we should now use him like the way he used our medics for the past 8 years. Keep him, strip him of the captaincy, sub h whenever we want. Then give him a mediocre contract when he finally BEGS for it.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

You don’t attract the best players if you treat your players like cunts, even if occasionally one of your players treats the club that way. If RVP decides to stay then the club must do all they can to support him, or else we will be seen with less respect. I am proud of my club. It has class. I would not want to see it act vindictively.

Having said that, stripping RVP of the Captaincy is a must, but after that we must treat him as we treat any squad player.

CAGooner

Well said, Mr. Gutbukkit!

FirmCoq

It is ON..

Rad Carrot

I’ve been thinking, could Cazorla take the number 000 shirt?

Cos then we could say, “Santi’s come to town! What number you wearing?”

And he could say, “Oh Oh Oh.”

Yeah. I don’t need to get my coat, I left it on.

Fatcunt

Hope you left the door open too.
But noooo, I loved it.

big black clock

Overwhelmed by all the incomings, but our priority now must be the outgoings. Deadwood are still there!

Let’s go Ivan!

big black clock

Also, let’s take some time to thank Agent Arteta on a job well done.

xxxrob

nothing quite like an actual new signing to make the day melt away
so so stoked about this
any news on mr sahin or do we conclude it was a smokescreen to push this one through

Gooner Up

Best day of my life. (Don’t tell my wife)

*deletes history*

Mrs Gooner Up

Too late you horrible little man. Gooner Up won’t be for a long, long time.
You’ll be Washing Up after this.

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