When news broke that Santi Cazorla would require surgery to fix an Achilles problem, Arsenal fans would have been forgiven to be frustrated. Cazorla is their side’s midfield lynchpin, the architect, the man who makes the Gunners click. And the stats prove why the Spaniard is so important. Since the start of last season, Arsenal’s 

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Arsenal made a huge statement of intent when they secured the signature of Granit Xhaka in May; even before the dust of the 2015/16 campaign had settled. At £34 million, the Swiss international became the club’s most expensive signing behind Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. The 24-year old made a dream start to his career 

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Even if Jamie Vardy’s move to Arsenal somehow does not materialize, Arsene Wenger is certain to sign a striker, with the likes of Arkadiusz Milik still available. However, having brought down Granit Xhaka for a reported fee of about £35 million, Wenger’s midfield purchase is over, unless he intends to bring in teenage midfielders from 

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“At the moment, no. We are starting to look at people who can strengthen our squad. But we are not on any particular case in a concrete way,” said an animated Arsene Wenger when the press quizzed him about the potential arrival of Granit Xhaka.   Given the gaffer’s inclination to rubbishing speculations before making 

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