Arsenal begin plans for Arsene Wenger and Santi Cazorla farewell matches

Arsenal fans could see Wenger and Cazorla back at the Emirates.

Arsenal have reportedly started putting together plans for special farewell matches for Arsene Wenger and Santi Cazorla ahead of next season.

It is not yet precisely clear how these will come about, but the Mail have said that it could involve Cazorla coming back with current club Villarreal for a friendly in the Emirates Cup.

The veteran Spaniard never got a proper chance to say goodbye to Arsenal, and remains a real fan-favourite after making a great impression in his time in north London.

However, the Mail suggest plans are not that concrete at the moment due to the unknown factor of whether or not the Gunners will have to play qualifying matches to get into the Champions League or Europa League next season.

It is not entirely clear either what the plan for Wenger would be, but it would be great to see the Frenchman back in the dugout for a one-off legends game, or even just as a guest of honour in the stands for one of our pre-season matches.

2 Comments

  1. Neo Malefane says:

    It would be great to see both of them at the Emirates again. What also frustrated me about Emery is that he sold a lot of players I feel still had a lot to offer to Arsenal. Cazorla has shown everyone at Villarreal he is still a special player after his terrible injury. All the fans think Ceballos can be our next Cazorla. I’m sorry but that’s not going to happen. Cazorla was truly a great player..possibly even world class. Also I feel that if Emery tried to fight for Ramsey he would have stayed. Say what you want about him but he was a good goalscoring midfielder. How many goals does Xhaka, Guendouzi, Torreira have? Oh ja..none! I think people’s frustration with Ramsey was that he didn’t score enough goals for all the chances he got, which is true but there weren’t many other midfielders in the league that were outsciring him..probably only Pogba. And yes when he went forward he would sometimes leave his midfielder partner isolated. If Emery or Wenger brought more discipline to his game he would have gone forward at the right times.

    1. Ogaraku Bunke says:

      I agree. For a midfielder, Ramseys goalscoring form for arsenal was remarkable. But don’t forget, his positional awareness was just as poor as his goalscoring was awesome. He was always so far up the pitch hereby putting his midfield partner in awkward situations.

      For carzola, can’t blame Emery. It was the right decision to sell him at the time. It only seems wrong now because he’s performing for Villarreal.

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