I have to admit, I never knew why Wenger had so much love for Santi Cazorla until recently when he got injured and the creative spark went out of our game.

Despite his current injury, there are some reports in the media that talks are already ongoing between Cazorla and Wenger over a contract extension at the Emirates.

The North London outfit are said to be on the verge of persuading a few players to sign new contracts and it looks like Arsene Wenger wants to move quickly to tie down Cazorla and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain first before moving on to the other players.

A report in The Metro says that Wenger has assured fans that he is doing his best to make sure the two players remain in North London, he said:

“We have a lot of work to do but you are only interested in two cases, we have started talking to Ox. We’ve started with Santi as well and will certainly extend with him. We will work with Giroud as well and on many players…”

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should feature tomorrow night, while Cazorla remains out after ankle surgery for our visit to Goodison Park to face Everton while Chelsea visit Sunderland in a bid to extend their lead at the top.