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Santi Cazorla set to leave Arsenal 0

Posted on May 20, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Mirror and Spanish TV, Arsenal’s veteran midfielder Santi Cazorla is set to return to Spanish club Villarreal this summer after 18 months of injury hell in north London.

The reports claim that Cazorla is set to return to his former club and that the Yellow Submarine are in ‘advanced negotiations’ to sign the 33-year-old this summer. There is even a claim that he is ready to link up with Javi Calleja’s team in July for pre-season training.

Wenger looking at Mkhitaryan as Cazorla’s successor 0

Posted on February 05, 2018 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, the Frenchman signed playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan as a replacement for veteran Spanish playmaker Santi Cazorla.

Asked about the two players having similarities, Wenger is quoted by the Metro as saying: ‘There are similarities, yes. ‘I wish [he could take over Cazorla’s role]. ‘Santi was an exceptional football player, technically to find Santi [would be difficult]. ‘[Mkhitaryan] for sure has the technical level to play in our team.’

Santi Cazorla has been out a long time

Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla has failed to play for Arsenal in over a year. The 33-year-old Spain international has had nine operations in an attempt to cure an Achilles tendon problem.

Santi Cazorla’s injury “worst I’ve ever seen” 0

Posted on November 16, 2017 by Milos Markovic

With these words coming directly from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger it’s hard not to feel sorry for the Spanish midfielder.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger met the members of the press this Thursday to discuss the Saturday’s highly-anticipated North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur and one of the subjects he touched during his presser was also Santi Cazorla’s injury.

The 32-year-old Spanish midfielder has not featured since October 2016 after injuring his right Achilles tendon during a Champions League match against Ludogorets.

Santi Cazorla ‘far’ from playing again 0

Posted on July 28, 2017 by David Nugent

Spanish playmaker Santi Cazorla is a highly popular player at Arsenal. The little playmaker seems to be capable of moments of magic that most players would envy.

However, the 32-year-old has been frustrated in his attempts to return to the pitch after nine months on the sidelines through an Achilles injury that has needed multi surgeries to repair. With the new Premier League season just a few weeks away, the Spaniard has recently given an update on his injury.

Cazorla told Spanish radio station Ondo Cero: “I started my recovery two weeks ago. I’m still far [from playing]. I do not have strength in my tendon or muscle mass,”

Huge blow for Arsenal as Santi Cazorla suffers fresh injury setback 2

Posted on July 04, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Spanish international midfielder Santi Cazorla has been hit with another piece of bad news regarding his Achilles injury as it is revealed that the Arsenal midfield maestro is likely to be ruled out until April 2018.

With his Gunners contract running until next summer, this could sadly mean that the Spaniard might have already played his last game for Arsenal.

With an injury that is likely to keep him sidelined for the most part of his final year at Arsenal, Santi Cazorla could end his successful five-year spell with the North London club in an utterly disappointing fashion.

Cazorla suffers injury setback and could be out until December 0

Posted on May 31, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla could be out of action until December after undergoing his eighth operation in less than a year to fix his achilles injury. The Spanish international last featured for the Gunners in October 2016 but has continued to suffer setbacks in his recovery which throw his return date into doubt.

According to, Cazorla underwent an operation on Monday which is likely to see him absent for another five months. His first time under the knife was December 2016 but found himself in the operating room a month later due to issues in rehabilitation. He was expected to return before the end of the season but was eventually ruled out for the campaign in March.

Arsenal linked with a move for Nice star 0

Posted on May 03, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal are hot on the trail of Nice central midfielder Jean Michael Seri, according to reports from the Guardian. The reports suggest that the Gunners are in negotiations over a £20million deal for the star.

However, any potential deal could be complicated by the fact that the likes of Tottenham, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are also believed to be interested in signing the midfield ace.

Seri has helped Nice to an unexpected challenge for the Ligue One title this season, as the Eaglets are currently six points behind French league leaders Monaco. The 25-year-old Ivory Coast international has scored six goals and produced nine assists in the French top-flight.

Will Santi Cazorla be offered a new deal by Arsenal? 0

Posted on March 24, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has been out of action since October with an achilles injury and has been ruled out for the season due to a setback in his recovery. The Spanish playmaker, who joined the Gunners in 2012, has made just 22 Premier League appearances since the start of the 2015/16 season with injuries limiting his game time. His contract is up in the summer and the club haven’t offered an extension so will Cazorla leave at the end of the season?

Wenger laments loss of Cazorla 0

Posted on March 03, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla is expected to be out for the season after a setback with an achilles injury and manager Arsene Wenger admitted sadness that the Spaniard won’t be featuring again for the Gunners. Cazorla picked up the initial injury back in October but has endured setbacks on the road to recovery which have kept him sidelined ever since.

The 32-year-old has made seven Premier League starts this season, scoring and creating four goals. He was key at the heart of the midfield, collecting the ball from the defence and feeding the attack in a simple fashion, retaining high level of possession as well as dictating tempo. Cazorla has struggled with injuries over the last couple of seasons, however, and his manager laments his latest absence.

Is more summer investment needed in central midfield? 0

Posted on February 26, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

With Santi Cazorla having underlying problems with an ankle injury, Aaron Ramsey suffering from muscle problems limiting his game time, Mohamed Elneny falling down the pecking order and Francis Coquelin enduring a dramatic dip in form, do Arsenal need to invest in central midfield for next season?

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be a feature in a central role for the rest of the campaign given his industry and creativity, which raises questions on why so many other options have failed to convince given Arsenal’s depth in the position. Jack Wilshere would have been a like-for-like replacement for Cazorla but he’s been on loan at Bournemouth.

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