Word on the Tweet: Cazorla gets backing from Pires and Barcelona's pre-season antics

Elsewhere, David Villa plays Parchís with his Barcelona team-mates, while Benoit Assou-Ekotto is dreading the prospect of facing Valencia on Thursday
As the transfer window rolls on, Arsenal have continued to bolster their squad ahead of the new season with the signing of Santi Cazorla from Malaga.

The midfielder is the Gunners third new recruit, following the arrivals of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, as Arsene Wenger braces from the expected departure of Robin van Persie before the close of business at the end of the month.

Elsewhere, David Villa reveals the favourite board game in the Barcelona dressing room, while Benoit Assou-Ekotto is dreading the prospect of facing Valencia on Thursday. Find out why in out latest edition of Word on the Tweet...

"Very happy for S Cazorla ! Perfect player for Arsenal!"

Former Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires triumphs the club's signing of Santi Cazorla from Malaga.

"Travel to Göteborg with 'parchís' to entertain us the flight!"

David Villa reveals the board game of choice in the Barcelona camp.

"Last training... Then fly to spain...ll b so hard there ... Hate play against spanish team !!! They luv keep the ball -( lol"

Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto isn't looking forward to the pre-season chase.

"England are up to 3rd in FIFA world rankings. Perhaps they looked at GB on the Olympics medal table and got confused."

Gary Lineker remains sceptical after England's latest jump in the Fifa rankings.

"The Bolton fans have given me the nickname "Obi Wan Afobe". I think it's funny, but I like it. Once again thank you everyone for the msgs!x"

May the force be with you during your loan spell, Benik Afobe.

"Thank you everyone to wish me Happy Birthday. Love u all very much"

Louis Saha celebrates his 34th birthday ahead of his reported move to West Ham.

"Congrats Katie Taylor. She was world class. Atmosphere was electric. Great support. #TeamIreland"

Shay Given offers his support for Ireland's female boxer Katie Taylor after she beat Mavzuna Chorieva in the 60kg semi-final on Thursday.