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Juventus have reportedly approached Santi Cazorla

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Just last week, the Arsenal midfielder conveyed his wishes to sign a new contract with the club were it to materialize.

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Santi Cazorla appears to be a target for Italian giants Juventus, with reports coming out of Italy indicating they have attempted to make contact with the Arsenal midfielder in the hopes he spurs a stay in north London after his current deal expires this summer.

The 31-year old Spanish international has been a part of the infamous "Coqzorla" midfield pairing with Francis Coquelin the past few seasons and Arsene Wenger has favored that tandem this season when both players have been healthy, although many question his long-term viability in a role he's been shoehorned into.

Over the past 12 months Arsenal have acquired Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny to add talent and depth to that area of the pitch, and while it's easy to picture a Xhaka-Ramsey pairing playing out for years to come the club can't afford to lose a player of Cazorla's talent. Jack Wilshere's status at the club is uncertain following his loan to Bournemouth, and the experience at that position would be greatly diminished were Cazorla to move abroad.

I don't think there's enough here with this report to warrant mass hyperventilation among fans, since Cazorla has gone on record saying he would sign a new deal at Arsenal were it to be offered, and while he's at a point in his career that he shouldn't be an automatic starter losing a player of his caliber and experience would set the club back.