After an extended period on the sidelines at Arsenal that has seen him struggle to regain full fitness, Santi Cazorla will reportedly begin pre-season training with his former club Villarreal.
The 77-cap Spanish international will return to his home country in his latest attempt to get back to full pelt, and while it has not been confirmed that he is joining the club on a permanent basis, it looks increasingly likely that he will follow Arsene Wenger out of the exit door at the Emirates Stadium.
Recently, we asked you whether Arsenal should keep faith and patience with the diminutive playmaker and 65 per cent of the responses came back to say that Cazorla has earned himself another season at the club.
However, the manner of Cazorla’s move; leaving the club who have stuck with him through his injury recovery, has angered some Arsenal fans and we’ve taken a look at some of the responses that go beyond ‘thanks for the memories’…
Loved him as a player, but that seems low. He should of cancelled his contract 6 months ago. Leech
— Goongun (@blundabuus) May 21, 2018
Yeah thanks along with per and Arteta and Diaby and wilshire and all the rest for the last 14years for all the titles you’ve won for the club and….. oh wait….
— Karl Richardson (@karlrrich83) May 21, 2018
His contact is up. Why should we risk spending more money on an injury prone player?
— 91716049311🇪🇺#FBPE (@rumtangdon) May 21, 2018
Funny how for the past 18 months whilst he been injured we pay his wages but asoon as he fit his moving back to Spain
— Oliverrr (@xOliverrr) May 21, 2018
alwayz happy 4 u
— Hans_solo85 (@WasongaHans) May 21, 2018
i see no reason we cant give him a deal after all this wait i think our board is medicore
— John-cole (@Johncole0147) May 21, 2018
Well it’s no longer wengers issue but we’d be stupid to let santi go
— Jason jellie (@thekingdabura) May 21, 2018
No we wouldn't he needs to go
— Prophet Gooner (@RodrigoHalop) May 21, 2018