Posted on Tuesday, 2nd October 2012 by Iain Culverhouse
Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp firmly believes Arsenal’s new Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla is the signing of the summer, and claims he can be as good as Cesc Fabregas was for The Gunners. Very bold words from ‘Arry who also admitted he wanted to sign the 27-year-old while he was in charge of the Spuds.
‘Cazorla is a superb footballer and I think Arsenal have got a real diamond. However much they got for Cesc Fabregas, £40 million or whatever it was, they have managed to replace him for less than half the money.
‘I am a huge fan of Cesc, but I honestly don’t think there is anything between the two of them. They’re both top Spanish internationals – and Cazorla will be a truly great signing for the Gunners. Probably the best one any side made this summer, in my opinion.’
It is really frustrating to have to agree with something that Redknapp stated and it still leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, but he is absolutely right.
I think Cazorla is just as good as Fabregas and we have only seen a glimpse of what he has to offer.
Take nothing away from what Cesc did for the club because he was a huge part of it, but Cazorla has just come in and put his mark on the club and has already one over the fans who recently awarded him Arsenal Player of the Month in September.
Arsenal reportedly got somewhere in the region of £40 million for Cesc Fabregas, which left many Gooners upset and dreading the worst. However, we have finally replaced him with a player who cost less and is of equal talent which in my books is great business by Arsene Wenger and the board.
It is still early days, but the feeling amongst the majority of the fans is we have found something special in Cazorla and despite the result against Chelsea we are still a force to be reckoned with.
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