Cazorla set to arrive for Arsenal medical

Malaga have reportedly agreed to sell the midfielder for £17.3 million

Spain international Santi Cazorla is due to fly into London this week for a medical with Arsenal once a £17.3 million fee is agreed, it has been reported in the British media.

With Robin van Persie poised to leave, the capture of Cazorla, 27, is the major signing of the summer that Arsene Wenger has been promising.

The Malaga midfielder wants to quit the troubled La Liga club, whose Qatarian owners are looking to sell.

Despite a takeover looking likely, Cazorla is pressing for his sale to go through and he looks set to get his wish with a deal worth around 22million euros (£17.3million) apparently set to be agreed between the two clubs, according to a report.

The player's representatives have reportedly already held talks with Arsenal and they are happy with the proposed deal on offer at the Emirates.
 
Sky Sports reported that Cazorla should be in England within the next 48 hours to conclude a deal, which would be a major coup for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

Adding Cazorla to the signings of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud represents the most significant summer strengthening since Arsenal imposed financial constraints on transfers in 2004.