This is not the first time that Arsenal fans have woken up and read the papers or checked the football websites to find the worrying news that another club is planning to try to pry away our sublime Spanish international midfielder Santi Cazorla in the transfer market.
This time, according to a Metro report, it is Atletico Madrid who want Cazorla back in La Liga. The report reveals that one of the big Spanish football papers also claims that the ambidextrous 30-year old is not averse to the move back to his homeland and that Diego Simeone is determined to get him to replace Arda Turan, the Turkish international who could be Premier League bound this summer, with Chelsea and Man United linked.
So, assuming that this is not just another transfer rumour dreamt up by some bored football hack in a sweaty office, how does Arsene Wenger fight off the transfer interest of Atletico and persuade Cazorla that the Gunners are the right club for him, for the next few years at least?
Well one big way is to convince the mercurial magician that his talents will be rewarded with a Premier League winners medal and possibly even with a Champions League triumph as well. The way we finished last season and the early signing of Petr Cech will have helped that, of course, but does Wenger need to do more?
I personally think that Cazorla would love to see the Frenchman show some real intent by going out and spending big money on a world class striker to finish off the chances that the Spaniard and his Arsenal team mates create. What do you guys think of this latest rumour and our chances of keeping Cazorla?