The Spanish midfielder, Santi Cazorla has left Spanish side Villarreal for a second time, after returning to the club in the summer of 2018. The dynamic midfielder who is now 35 years of age, came through the ranks at Villarreal after joining the club’s reserve side as a 19-year-old from Real Oviedo. He played 243 times for Villarreal between 2003 and 2011.
A brief stint at Malaga followed before the 81-time Spain international went to Arsenal in 2012 – spending six years in north London and clocking up 180 appearances. He had a hand in 74 goals, scoring 29 and creating 45. Two FA Cup titles and two Community Shields followed, as did a serious ankle injury that needed multiple operations. There were even concerns that Cazorla may have his foot amputated, due to gangrene.
Cazorla returned and after leaving Arsenal to return to Villarreal in 2018, he has rediscovered his best form despite the injury. At 35, he has netted 22 goals and created the same amount in 86 games. there are rumours that he would be joining Xavi’s Al Saad or Arsenal again under Arteta. A magical player and undoubtedly one of the best Spanish player in the Premier League.