AFP / xinmsn – The talented Spanish player shone in Arsenal’s critical match against Liverpool last weekend, delivering one goal and one assist to lift the struggling team’s morale.
The 27-year-old previously played for Malaga, has been capped 45 times for Spain and was a member of the squads that won the European Championships in 2008 and this year.
Cazorla has been an influential figure for Malaga, who finished fourth in the La Liga last season. Named the 2007 Spanish Player of the Year, Cazorla joined Malaga in 2011 following two stints with Villarreal.
'Santi Cazorla is a great signing for us. He's a versatile, attacking midfield player who can play comfortably on either side of the pitch or centrally,' said Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
There was no official details given on the fee paid by Arsenal, but it was reported to be around £16.5million.
'I'm so happy to be joining Arsenal. This is a club with great players, a fantastic stadium and huge support,' Cazorla said. 'The club has one of the best managers in football and their style of play is recognised and admired all over the world.'