Arsenal blow as fan favourite joins another team to prolong his playing career

Arsenal fans who have been dreaming of the return of Santi Cazorla next season can stop dreaming now after the Spaniard opted to join former Barcelona midfielder, Xavi at Al Sadd in the Qatar Stars League.

The midfielder saw his Arsenal career disrupted by injuries, and many people thought that he would not be able to play the game again.

However, he returned to Spain with his boyhood club, Villarreal, and has since revived his career.

He has kept close contact with the Gunners and their fans during his time in Spain and it was even suggested that he would return to the Emirates in some capacity after his deal runs out at Villarreal.

However, he has now decided to prolong his playing career and he will be heading to Qatar to play for Al Sadd.

The Qatari side Tweeted the following to confirm the signing of Cazorla

The Spaniard is already 35, and it is likely that this would be his final contract as a footballer.

Being a fan favourite at the Emirates, I am sure we would welcome him with open arms when he finishes playing and wants to have another role in the game.

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9 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    OT.. How poor were Palace tonight?! I really can’t see them beating the spuds on Sunday…. so even if we end up winning our last 2 games, we’ll finish 2 points behind them…..which goes to show it will all come down to that game….. yes THAT game….😭😭 (still hurts)

    1. Admin Martin says:

      Chillax Sue, if they stay where they are in seventh all we need to do is win the FA Cup and we deny them a place in the Europa League.

      1. Sue says:

        Wolves play the chavs on Sunday… if Chelsea win then the spuds could leapfrog Wolves into 6th with a win at Palace! Omg there is so much riding on Sunday… we’ll all be nervous wrecks 😆

        As for the final – last chance saloon! 🤞

  2. Reggie says:

    Good luck Santi, obviously loves playing and obviously loves football.

    1. Reggie says:

      You have to love him for his attitude and his commitment.

      1. ozziegunner says:

        Yes, Reggie, once you retire from playing it is pretty final. Obviously after the lost time and hard work to return after his injury, Santi Cazorla wants to play as long as possible.

  3. ken1945 says:

    Since the days of DB, the most wonderfully gifted player I have watched,Rosicky being not too far behind.

    To have him back, with that infectious grin and commitment would be great, hope it happens sooner rather than later.

  4. S says:

    Man city’s “respect” jibe at us conveniently arriving after their ban was overturned and we knocked them out of the cup. And yet they were awfully quiet when they beat us during the first match of the restart.

  5. jon fox says:

    Santi is right to choose playingon over retiring to become acoach. I think he may well come back to us when he finally retires and hope that day is still some way off. I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED THE LITTLE FELLA and have to go back a very long way to have ever felt the same affection to another Arsenal player. Ken mentioned Rosicky and like so many of us, I felt his constant frustrations at all those many injuries,. But he was still an Arsenal LEGEND.
    Santi is in my top six ever favourite Arsenal players – not all of whom are in my BEST ever players but all are in my best ever men. Bob Wilson, George Armstrong, Frank McLintock, Rocky, Wrighty and Santi. Only Wrighty of those would be in my top six ever Arsenal players.
    KEY INGREDIENTS ARE PERSONALITY ON AND OFF THE FIELD. CLASS AS A PERSON ON AND OFF. TOTAL DEDICATION TO THEIR PROFESSION BOTH ON AND OFF.

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