Arsenal´s message to rivals by Sam P
This double deal by Arsenal Football Club could hardly have come at a better time to be honest. On the verge of the Gunners facing our main rivals for the Premier League, Chelsea, in the traditional curtain raiser to the season, Arsene Wenger is sending out a real message of intent with the news reported on the Arsenal website that the two key players Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott have signed new long term contracts.
Remember the last time the England striker was getting towards the end of his deal? A lot of the talk in the football media was whether we could hold on to him. We had not won a trophy in almost a decade and there was plenty of interest in the flying forward from other clubs. This time it has been simple to get him to sign on the dotted line.
The same can be said of our super Spaniard. There have been some big clubs around Europe after him and a couple of years ago he was suggesting that Arsenal needed to start winning things to keep him in north London. So the signing of these two brilliant and key players should be sending out a clear message to our rivals in the Premier League and Champions League.
The Gunners are back with plenty of ammunition and we are coming for you!