Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has backed their pursuit of Malaga winger Santi Cazorla. Arteta cannot hide his excitement at the prospect of linking up with the 27-year-old star.

The former Everton midfielder said: "I cannot talk about the actual situation but I can say that I know him as a player really well.

"And he's a top, top player. He has got unbelievable quality and talent and that is all I can say."