July 01, 2018 by
Arsenal have made their list of players released public on Friday, and among others, it contains the names of Per Mertesacker, Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere.
Mertesacker has retired from playing professional football at a relatively disappointing age of 33. However, the former Germany international has been plagued with injuries and his decision to stop playing is certainly not without reason. He made as little as 12 appearances for Arsenal last season, while in 2016/17 he took to the pitch only twice. .......Read more here.....
June 09, 2018 by
There were few surprises on Arsenal’s yearly retained list. The biggest players moving on are German defender Per Mertesacker and Santi Cazorla.
Mertesacker revealed earlier in the season that he would retire this summer and will take up the role of academy boss. Cazorla has endured a nightmare 18 months through injuries and has re-joined former club, Villarreal.
The other players released from their Gunners contracts are Marc Bola, Alexander Crean, Aaron Eyoma, Ryan Huddart, Chiori Johnson, Hugo Keto and Tafari Moore. None of the youngster’s exits will have an effect on the Unai Emery’s first-team plans. .......Read more here.....
June 05, 2018 by
The signing of Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus has been confirmed as imminent by the club via their official website.
The Swiss defender arrives on a free transfer from Juventus, where he won the Serie A title in each of his seven seasons there. After stints at Grasshopper, Lille and Lazio, he made a total of 257 appearances for the Old Lady, and now he joins Arsenal as a vastly experienced player, a proper defensive leader.
He captain his Switzerland team on Sunday in a pre-World Cup friendly against Spain, and directly facing world-class players he admirably stood his ground, leading by example like a true captain. .......Read more here.....
May 20, 2018 by
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. .......Read more here.....
February 05, 2018 by
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. .......Read more here.....
November 16, 2017 by
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. .......Read more here.....
July 28, 2017 by
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,” .......Read more here.....
July 04, 2017 by
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. .......Read more here.....
May 31, 2017 by
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 football.london, 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. .......Read more here.....
May 03, 2017 by
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. .......Read more here.....