Confirmed: Arsenal boss firms up interest in Cazorla replacement

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is upping his interest in midfielder Aleksandr Golovin, who currently plies his trade in Russia with CSKA Moscow.

The 21 year-old has been on the French manager’s radar for some time now, having made his international debut back in 2015, and now looks like he will be the subject of an offer from the Gunners.

Wenger himself is stated to have meant to have been planning to travel to watch him play following glowing reports from his scouts, but David Sansun claims he asked him to go along in his place.

The player’s agent is claiming a deal will be completed for just over £10 Million, although the report claims that he will likely stay with his club until the summer of 2018. No reason is cited for him staying for the following 12 months, but guaranteed football ahead of the World Cup in Russia next summer would make sense.

Arsenal may have to pursue other midfield targets should his arrival be delayed by 2 months however, having lost Santi Cazorla to injury, while Francis Coquelin is also being touted for a possible exit.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see our club try and bring him in this summer instead, and his fee will certainly not be an issue for our.

I would imagine he would battle with Aaron Ramsey for a starting berth alongside Granit Xhaka at the base of our midfield, and would more-or-less be guaranteed plenty of football considering the consistent injury issues suffered by the Welshman.

Could Golovin earn a first-team role in our side this season? Would he come in to replace Coquelin or only to cover for Cazorla?

Pat J

Updated: July 5, 2017 — 3:54 pm

28 Comments

  1. LACA OFFICIAL!

  2. Muffdiver wants change...not for arsenal...for.the vending machine, I'm thirsty as f###

    Lacazette has just been
    Confirmed

    Boooooommmmmm

    1. link please. I haven’t seen it

      1. Arsenal site

  3. Lacazette has been confirmed YES!!!
    Check out Arsenal social media 😀

  4. Sign someone Orsin Venker

    Welcome Lacazette!!!! Arsenal are in it now….
    Glory days are here…
    We Gun Big….

  5. Seen It!!!???????

  6. ARSENAL SIGN LACAZETTE
    SKY SPORTS NEWS

  7. Finally, a striker that can run and finish. We have only had one or the other. Lol

  8. SynthiagoCazorla_Hvman_Machine

    Arsenal.com announces you’ll never guess who…. LACAZETTE!!!

  9. Oh no, i want auba

    1. Break-on-through

      Ooooh yes!

  10. Sorry guys but Sead kolasinac is absolutely average, worst than the flops Mustafi or Granit Xhaka. He looks like a Boxer but he plays like a Boxer too

  11. SynthiagoCazorla_Hvman_Machine

    This from former AFC player and former Lyon coach Gerard Houllier:

    “‘He has good technique, is good at using short spaces and is a hard-working player. He can attack, he can defend quickly. I’m not surprised Arsene fancied him.

    He will fit in their game. He will suit their passing game, the way they build up, their approach. He is very good near the box. ….You don’t seem to see him and then suddenly he moves. ”

    Some of those qualities I immediately noticed in Alexis Sanchez the first few games he played for us. Maybe we now have for ourselves 2 ALEXISES!!!

    Imagine that!!!! Our frontline is going to be crazy busy.

    1. Break-on-through

      Alex-andre L.
      Alex-Oxlade C.
      Alex-Iwobi
      Alex-is S.
      Alex-our chances!!

  12. Lacazette a good acquisition for wenger,mahrez will be a quality addition too but I hope Sanchez stay to make the team formidable and a true title contender.my hope and prayer is that cazorla regain his full fitness,he’s an inspiration on the field especially our midfield,we really need that guy.he the sort that can change a game.

  13. Cassette is obsolete, he will flop

    1. THE TOTTENHAM SITE IS NOT HERE SON ???
      LOL

  14. What’s his Jersey Number?

    1. numbers currently available are 13, 18, 22, 25…

      1. What’s Monreal then if 18 is available?

  15. I can’t stop staring at lacazette in those pictures, he looked just perfect like he was destined to be our player right from the onset..

  16. Sign of good things to come. We Arsenal fans have suffered for long time.

  17. Yes Lacazette looks natural in an Arsenal kit like he has been in them for years.

    I’m now interested in watching the summer friendlies. Want to see his goals for us.

    I hope he will score against Chelsea in Community Shield and Leicester in our first match.

    Fantastic 2nd signing
    More please

  18. Get William Carvalho and Mahrez, glory days are back…EPL is ours…

  19. I wonder if we shall ever see Alex L. and Alex S. playing in the same team?

  20. May be not world class, but bring Mahrez and 3 youngsters to groom, Golovin/Goretzka/Dani Ceballos/Jorge Meré/Jesús Vallejo/Max Meyer/Julian Brandt/Timo Werner/Levin Öztunalı/Mahmoud Dahoud/Jack Grealish/Domenico Berardi/Marco Benassi/Lorenzo Pellegrini/Gelson Martins can fill in 1 attacker, 1 defender and 1 mid-fielder, to get them going for next season



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