He may not be the same sort of player as the Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, but he was just as effective in his own way when the two were fighting for a place in the Barcelona team. Pedro Rodriguez spent three years in the same squad as the Chilean and they both had to play second fiddle to the likes of Messi, Neymar and David Villa but they both chipped in with a decent amount of goals and assists.
Cazorla staying put! by SB
Santi Cazorla was one of the best players for Arsenal last season. His performances helped the Gunners retain the FA cup and made Arsene Wenger choose Cazorla as the Gunners’ player of the season. The Spanish international thrived in a deep-lying midfield role and his performances didn’t go unnoticed. Interest from foreign shores was a natural outcome. And hence when rumors linked Cazorla with Atletico Madrid, it didn’t create a flutter.
There is a lot of optimism and belief among the Arsenal fans that the future is looking bright for the club. Arsene Wenger and the players share this confidence and we all have good reason to do so after producing the most balanced and impressive football of any club in the Premier League since the turn of the year.
It’s that time of the year, the season is now over and it’s transfer speculation that fills the back pages. One rumour that has caught the attention of many is Barcelona’s reported interest in the Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.
Arsenal fans have definitely seen the best and worst of Aaron Ramsey over the years, but Arsene Wenger has always supported the young Welshman during his times of trouble, and even kept faith when the young Ramsey was going through an appalling run of form.
Not every player that comes to England to play in the Premier League has to struggle to adapt to the different style of football played over here, but the way that Arsenal´s top signing of last summer settled straight in was still quite a surprise.
Aaron Ramsey clearly has a very good relationship with Arsene Wenger, as the Arsenal boss has played a huge part in the Welshman’s development and especially helped him on the long road to recovery after that potentially career ending challenge from the Stoke City player Ryan Shawcross.
There are a lot of Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds today that have been striking fear into the hearts of Arsenal fans everywhere. The suggestion that the Gunners could be set to lose our Wales international star Aaron Ramsey also brings back the horrible recent memories of losing players like Fabregas, Nasri and van Persie without being able to much to stop it.