Roberto Firmino could replace Santi Cazorla

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Arsenal could swoop for £20 million rated Brazilian ace Roberto Firmino this summer if Spanish playmaker Santi Cazorla joins Atletico Madrid, according to the Mirror.

The report has claimed that Cazorla's advisers have encouraged Atletico to continue their pursuit of the player despite Arsene Wenger's reluctance to sell him. 

On his way out?

It appears, then, if Cazorla manages to force through a move in the upcoming window, then Wenger and Co. are ready to step up their interest in Firmino. 

Hoffenheim, who currently stars at Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim, is just 23-years-old, and has been in excellent form throughout the course of the campaign. 

In fact, the same report from the Mirror has claimed that the Gunners have already made checks on the player over a potential move to English soil this summer. 

It now remains to be seen as to whether Atletico step up their interest in Arsenal's talented playmaker.

Keep Cazorla

There's no doubt about it, despite the links with Firmino, Wenger should look to keep Cazorla at the club. 

Despite the player's struggles in the Champions League against Monaco in mid-week, the Spaniard has been in fine form for the club this term, and can still offer the side a great deal over the coming years. 

Arsenal fans: Do you want Cazorla to stay? And is Firmino a good enough replacement? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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