Arsenal to confirm Santi Cazorla deal

  • Arsenal are due to confirm the signing of Malaga midfielder Santi Cazorla after he passed a medical and joined the Premier League soccer club at their pre-season training camp in Germany.

    The 27-year-old Spain international is set to sign a long term contract for a fee below $23 million.

    Arsenal are also working on a loan deal for Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin.

    They hope to include the Turkey international in a squad already uplifted by the arrivals of German forward Lukas Podolski and French striker Olivier Giroud.

    However, doubts remain over the future of captain Robin van Persie, who has said he will not extend his contract when it expires in 2013.