Friday 22 March 2019

Arsenal fan favourite Santi Cazorla to depart after six years at the Emirates

Santi Cazorla
Santi Cazorla

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Arsenal have announced that Santi Cazorla is leaving the club after coming to the end of his contract.

The 33-year-old made 180 appearances for the Gunners since signing from Malaga in 2012, scoring 29 goals in all competitions.

Former Spain international Cazorla has not appeared for Arsenal since sustaining an Achilles injury in October 2016.

Ivan Gazidis, Arsenal's chief executive, said on the club's website: "Santi is always one of my favourite players to watch.

"His natural ability with both feet, his speed of thought and movement were central to our best performances in recent years.

"He plays with a joy and freedom which is very rare. We wish him well for the future and thank him for his important contribution to our club."

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