The last time the Spaniard played for us was in October 2016, in a the 6-0 Champions League win over Ludogorets, and his injury problems since have been well documented.
Speaking about Cazorla after the game, Wenger cast doubt on the possibility of a final swansong in red and white before his contract runs out this summer, and said he was unsure of what the future would hold for the 33 year old.
“He feels well,” said the Arsenal manager, “but he needs a full preparation and pre-season to try to come back.
“Will he come back, and where? I don’t know. Will he stay at Arsenal? I don’t know.”
Much will depend on who the new manager is, and what the prognosis is for Cazorla’s recovery.
It’s not inconceivable that a player of his quality could make a comeback somewhere, but after nearly two years out of the game, you can’t help but suspect it might need to be somewhere else.
The warmer climes of Spain might well suit him for the final stages of his career, but whatever happens and wherever it happens, I think we’d all wish him well.