I know that the central midfield area is probably the strongest part of the current Arsenal squad, with options like Aaron Ramsey and the on loan Jack Wilshere to come back and fight for their places with the likes of Granit Xhaka, Elneny and Coquelin.
That is the way that Arsene Wenger likes it though, and with the many problems that we have had with injuries in recent years I cannot see the Frenchman letting any of his current midfielders go without replacing them, so the news reported here on Just Arsenal that our Spanish international star is into the final year of his current contract and has not been offered a new one seems a bit odd to say the least.
The fact that the little man has been a top quality and consistent performer since he joined the Gunners and that he is in great form this season makes it even stranger, unless of course the manager has a replacement in mind. Cazorla would be a hard player to replace but one who might do it is the PSG and Italy star Marco Verratti.
It just so happens that Metro has reported the 23-year old midfielder’s agent talking about a possible transfer from the French champions even though Verratti has a long contract with them. Could Wenger know about this and have the Italian earmarked for an Arsenal transfer swoop?