Arsenal FC news: Santi Cazorla set to leave this summer as Arsene Wenger reveals he will not play this season


Arsenal FC news: Santi Cazorla set to leave this summer as Arsene Wenger reveals he will not play this season

Santi Cazorla is back in Arsenal training but will not play in their final two games this season

Santi Cazorla has almost certainly played his last game for Arsenal.

The Spanish midfielder is on the comeback trail after 18 months out with an Achilles injury and there was hope he might feature in either of Arsenal’s two remaining matches away to Leicester City and Huddersfield Town.

But manager Arsene Wenger revealed he had been advised by the club’s medical staff not to give the former Malaga star even a brief run out.

The French coach revealed on Tuesday: “No, he will not be ready to play in the final game.

“It’s a shame because I brought him here and I love the player and the person as well of course.

“He looks quite good, he prepares well, he runs well, he’s physically working very hard but medically people tell me it’s too much of a risk to rush him back now.

“He had to wait for such a long time. It would be stupid in one game to destroy all the work he has done.”

Cazorla, 33, is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with a return to LaLiga, with former club Villarreal said to be among a host of interested parties.



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