With the crushing news that Arsenal’s little Spanish magician Santi Cazorla has yet again been told that he is extremely unlikely to be playing any football at all in the coming season, it has now become imperative that the Gunners bring in a similar scintillating playmaker, as we should have done last summer and possibly the summer before.
Cazorla is now 32 and Arsene Wenger must surely be regretting that he didn’t see the possibility that Cazorla’s career would come to an end sooner, as we have no-one of equal ability to take over his mantle in the future. But could this be why Arsenal are making a big fuss about chasing Monaco’s Thomas Lemar?
The French international has been awesome this season helping his team to the Ligue 1 title and the Champions League semi-finals. Along the way he scored 14 goals, made 14 assists, and has brilliant passing stats right across the board. He can play on the left, in the middle, on the right, and he will be brilliant whatever position you put him in.
At only 21 years of age, he could be our new Cazorla for the next ten years and become a true Arsenal legend. I really hope that Wenger pulls out all the stops to get him, or if not Le Prof must find a similar talent urgently now we know that we simply cannot hope that Cazorla is going to return any more.