Cazorla – Arsenal are “asking about” Torres & Chukwueze

Former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla reveals his old club has been asking him about Villarreal team-mates Pau Torres and Samuel Chukwueze.

Cazorla left the Gunners after six years to return to where he got his big break in football, Villarreal.

The Spaniard still has close ties with his old club, and the Gunners have apparently been making good use of that relationship.

Villarreal has not been standout this season. But they have at least been consistent and maintain a respectable eighth in La Liga still within touching distance of the European places.

There has been a lot of attention paid to two of their younger prospects who have become core members of the team

23-year-old Spanish defender Pau Torres and 20-year-old Nigerian midfielder Samuel Chukwueze.

The pair have had impressive seasons.

In an interview with Marca, Cazorla admits he himself has been impressed by the youngsters, but so have his old side.

The veteran 35-year-old admits they have been in touch for the low down on the pair.

He said:

“They ask me about them and think they can make the jump to the Premiership tomorrow.”

“Yes, friends from Arsenal especially.”

“It’s good that great teams are interested in young players from Villarreal, but for the moment I tell them to leave them alone here.”

“They still have to take steps forward. They both have a great personality, and their feet are on the ground.”

While Arsenal may feel they have the edge, they are not the only interested party in the pair.

Manchester City and Liverpool have both been linked with one or both of them.

The post Cazorla – Arsenal are “asking about” Torres & Chukwueze appeared first on

Featured News

Guardiola: I was never the best, I won because of players

Pep Guardiola claims he will not be able to replicate his success with a team without the caliber of Manchester City. With 29 trophies under...

Chelsea reach exciting €45m agreement to sign deadly Dutch assist king

Chelsea have verbally agreed a €45million deal with Ajax to bring Hakim Ziyech to Stamford Bridge in the summer, according to reports in the...

Salah set to miss crucial Liverpool stint amid Egypt Olympics tug of war

Liverpool could be set to be without superstar forward Mohammed Salah for the vast majority of 2020’s pre-season, as well as their opening Premier...

Latest news

Video – Barca new man Braithwaite makes an embarrassing introduction

Martin Braithwaite did nothing to impress his Barcelona audience at what can only be deemed an embarrassing unveiling. There were already question marks over Barcelona’s...

Rose explains what he’s ‘missed’ in Spurs, Mourinho jibe

Danny Rose has hit out at the way Tottenham treated him before his loan move away and insists the Newcastle staff and players have...

Football’s broken moral compass keeps pointing to the elite

The last couple of weeks have seen fairness within football called into question. While Manchester City being banned from the Champions League for two...

Cheeky Punt: Liverpool could be 25 points clear by Monday

Leicester will give Liverpool the chance to go 25 points clear atop the Premier League by beating West Ham on Monday. Chelsea v Tottenham Jose Mourinho...

Hargreaves claims Man Utd midfielder ‘a good squad player’ only

Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves claims Andreas Pereira does not have the quality to be a regular starter at Old Trafford. With injuries sustained...