Thursday, August 18, 2022

Cazorla plays down Arsenal departure stories

Despite speculation that he might make a move back to Spain this summer, Santi Cazorla has insisted that he’s happy at Arsenal.

Speaking to ESPN at last night’s kit launch, the FA Cup final free kick hero said, “I’m very happy at Arsenal, I’ve got two more years here on my contract. Arsenal is great for me. I’m happy to be here at the moment and focus on that.

“I always try to give my best on and off the pitch. I’m a happy guy, I’m a funny guy. I try to bring a good mood into the changing rooms on and off the pitch and that is what I will continue to do this year.”

The comment about two years left on his contract is an interesting one, and suggests that the new deal he signed back in March is one that improved his terms rather than prolonged his stay.

However, Arsene Wenger said at the time he was glad Cazorla, described as ‘an absolutely key player for us’, had committed his future to the club.

Either way, he still has at least two years left and now is not a time to be worrying. We can’t see Santi going anywhere this season so let’s hope he flourishes alongside Ozil, Sanchez and the rest of the new signings that are sure to be announced soon.

*cough*

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Joel

Good.

fabulous

Absolutely wonderful couple of days to be an arsenal fan. Sanchez signing, cracking new set of kits, and now this. Now let’s get Debuchy and a top notch DM and we are good to go!

darthvader

Cazorla can’t leave. Seeing him and Rosicky in the training pics fooling around is something I look forward to every week now.

Comedian

Veysey is a cunt.

ontheup

We need to have the Santi from 12-13 back. Let’s win the League and sign him up for another 3 years!

ArseHobbit

13-14 Cazorla wouldn’t be the end of the world…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_7BLu-51nc

Absolute class player. Is it me or are we we going to be really really good next season?

NorthernGoon

It’s hard to be pessimistic that’s for sure. While we’re still light on the ground in terms of numbers and depth we’re looking positively healthy in comparison to previous years.

Hopefully that’ll be addressed in the coming days/weeks, I’m confident for once that it will be and we’ll be a real threat next year.

It’s a paddling time for those that tubbed us last year.

Serge

‘The FA cup final freekick final hero’
<3

rightsaidfred

I like how you put the extra final for extra emphasis of the fact we won… in the final.

Serge

Heh it was a mistake, but we won!

Ramböx

Sorry, wrong thumb, obvious

DR

One of the best talents in the Arsenal squad.
Want him to be our next Rosicky.

Ivan Drago

Cazorla playing off Sanchez and Ozil, Walcott speeding past defenders, Mertescielny keeping things tight at the back and Rambo all over the pitch…Can’t wait for next season!

MozartsCanvas

And that’s not even including Wilshere, Rosicky, Giroud, Podolski, The Ox, Gnabry coming through and, if old glasslegs himself recovers, Diaby. You’ll have to go back as far as the 90s to find a squad as good as this – I can’t think of one deadwood player in the team. This season is going to be spunkworthy to watch.

Darren

Sad to say this, but there is one. Miyachi.

NorthernGoon

I fucking love Rosicky, it makes me sad to think he’s in the twilight of his career.

Arsepedant

Maybe … I have a feeling the twilight of his career may last as long as the twilight of G*iggs’ career. Rosicky has such class, such skill, and such dedication that I can see him staying with Arsenal for another five or six years, one year extension after one year extension, probably only getting into half of our games in his last year but still providing vital contributions, and then finally becoming a coach with the club. I hope he never leaves.

Kobe

I can mention so many dead woods in this Arsenal. We arsenal fans have a very short memory and we get carried away by the actions of the First XI for the first 6 months but we tend to forget it’s our Second XI from February to April that takes over hence our collapse for the last 9 years in the League or ECL. We still have Monreal, Jenkinson, Diaby, Arteta ( who we all blamed for the midfield collapse last season and how porous it was), Flamini and his unnecessary Red cards or Yellows that puts him out of… Read more »

bonbonbon

Good to see Arteta denying any move away as well yesterday. With a few new signings coming in its important to have some of the more senior players stay at the club to help steady the ship and keep an element of Arsenal experience present.

alex

Odd that we’d give a player a contract that wasn’t longer than the old one. Maybe there was a release clause written into the old one or something?

Regardless, he’s a good player and one who’s never been lightning fast. They’re the sorts of players who can perform at the same level well into their thirties so he could well have a number of good years left.

Darren

Unless it was only a three-year deal he originally signed? And they gave him a one-year extension with a big pay rise? I can’t remember the details of his original deal, but it could be a possibility.

Karlito

Ooohh that FA cup final free kick, delicious!

Edu's Braces

Very underrated fella, for some reason he doesnt carry the prestige of others. But he’s as good as anyone and should be made to feel that way. Also think he needs about a months rest.

dkgÖÖnér

It’s probably because he has such short legs – all that running around takes more energy with short legs 🙂

99

I like how he often stands next to BFG in the pre-match line up.

Springbank 1965

It’s good that all our talent wants to stay.

It shows we’re strengthening the squad and not just aiming for top four.

This should be our best transfer window for quite a while and another trophy-winning season ahead.

Arsene's Wengerboyz

Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil and San…Sannnn….Sanchezzzzzzz…..i just came.

gar14

…Sanogo!!! Oh right, Sanchez. I forgot

ThisCharmingMan

Being in Post-Sanchez-Mode the only thing I can really think about when being addressed with Cazorla’s potential move away from Emira……..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klG9UKoJvpo

*Ahhh*

Aedan

Even when they were desperately clutching at straws in the world cup, Del Bosque went to Santi before Fabregas every time
Just Saying

Toure Motors

Must be an escape claus in his contract… I’ll get my coat

99

A Santi Clause?

Sorry..sorry.

TJ

Fantastic player. Love him and currently my favourite Arsenal player. I’d be happy for Sanchez to change my mind though…

AlbZ

I think what I like most about this improved squad is that we genuinely have 16-17 players on roughly the same level. Cazorla needs a break? Put in Tomas. Özil tired? Let the Ox star in the center of the pitch. Walcott still recovering? Sanchez is here. Ramsey in a rut (haha like that’s gonna happen)? Play Jack.

It’s wonderful and hasn’t been seen in a while.

birgisson

“I am funny guy”, love that man.

o2ba

Add a dash of khedira and a splash of gnabry….wow we could become unstoppable again.

Who the F**k are Sp*rs?

Can’t see Santi leaving just yet – it must have took two weeks just to shoehorn him into the away kit for last nights launch. Man, they are some tight shirts. If they make proffesional footballers look slightly podgy, there’s no hope for us mere mortals.

Me So Hornsey

I think he should be offered a new extended contract now. If not we’d have to sell him next summer with 1 year left. Keep the stability.

Let's Find Hleb!!!

Carzolas equal leg control ability….Left foot,Right foot Goal!!!!joe’s hart is broken…

Hot Gunner

That freekick still gives me orgasms :3

JB

Everybody: Oh, Santi Cazorla! Oh, Santi Cazorla!:-)

Gideon titus Giroud

Santiago i bow for u

Kenteris

Absolutely hope he resigns after we win the league this season. So so underrated he has been our best player and single-handedly won games for us, rate him so highly. Personally would like to see him start with Sanchez, giroud and oezil for our front 4

gar14

Funny how resigns and re-signs both look and sound so similar and yet their meanings are so different.

warm

why hvnt Debuchy sign?

jeff

because we are dealing with the tosser pardew

Yavor

Such a positive and good guy! It’s impossible not to love Santi!

gar14

It’s impossible not to love Jessica Alba too. Hmm, wonder if that would hold up in court???

Penfield

That pic tho’!!

Oberon

Need to add a year to that contract to be safe I reckon. He’s 29 now and will still have sell on value in 2 years as his game isn’t all about pace so there won’t be much drop off between then and now.

Angolan Girl who Loves The Gunners!

Good news! Forward Gunners! #COYG #FOYS

Parisian Weetabix

He is the best player in the squad with a football at his feet, Sanchez included. Santi is an absolute masterclass when it comes to dribbling to retain possession, quite possibly one of the best in the world. Retaining him is a massive boost for us as a football club, and I hope this season he and Özil can together become the creative force that shapes the way we win matches. He had a good season last time out, but I think he could arguably be feeling a bit uncertain as to his role in the team following Özil’s arrival.… Read more »

That pic

I’d heard rumours of Cazorla’s amazing Zoolander impression.

Anthony

Not a massive Santi fan and would’ve happily brought Cesc back and sold him. Wouldn’t make our current best XI (with no injuries) and really needs to step up this season.

catbiscuits

controversial guy is controversial

but tbh, last season he disappointed a bit.

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