It’s been a period where so much is happening at Arsenal that you would be forgiven for not being able to keep up with everything despite spending your every waking hour glued to your phone waiting for Arsenal news. The news that you might have missed is the official release of Santi Cazorla after his contract expired during this past week.
This news has been received by fans with mixed feelings with some expecting him to have been given at least a year renewal after missing so long with his injury. That didn’t happen sadly, but this has not stopped his former team mates expressing their gratitude to the Spaniard on how he has been a great impact to the club.
It was Nacho Monreal who took to social media platform, Twitter to express his feelings about his former team mate. In a period where Arsenal have let go of so many names, it’s difficult not to be missing one of your former colleagues after such a torrid time.
From Gabriel, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Francis Coquelin and Olivier Giroud, it has been a massive clear out at Arsenal over the last two windows in readiness for the coming season and the incoming new Manager.
Now to the departure of Wenger, more staff and players will definitely still be leaving and Santi Cazorla is one of the players leaving The Emirates during this chaotic spell.
Cazorla has been battling with an achilles injury since 2016 and he’s just returned to full training towards the end of the season, had we made it to the Europa League final, there was even a chance he could have made his final appearance, but sadly it wasn’t to be. Both Arsenal and Cazorla agreed to go their separate ways and many have speculated that a return to his former club, Villarreal is looking likely.
The Monreal message was deep and Cazorla will be happy with his former teammate who said:
One of the greatest of all time, the joy of the game. 7 years sharing dressing room, laughter and great moments. Can’t wait to see you again in the field doing the best you can do ⚽ we will miss you!! pic.twitter.com/2CtaVVXiHJ
— Nacho Monreal (@_nachomonreal) May 22, 2018