Mesut Ozil ‘sad’ to see Arsenal teammate & ‘amigo’ depart club

Arsenal announced on Monday that Santi Cazorla is to depart the club after six distinguished years of service in north-London and the Spaniard’s midfield colleague, Mesut Ozil, is understandably ‘sad’ to see the intricate playmaker leave, a teammate who the German international labelled an ‘amigo.’

It’s thought that the 33-year-old, who has battled through a horrific spate on the sidelines and indeed in hospital due to a career threatening Achilles injury, could return to his homeland to rejoin his former employers Villarreal CF, and Ozil has subsequently offered the diminutive marksman his best wishes for the future, wherever it may reside.

During his debilitating 18 month spell out of the game, Cazorla’s injuries were so severe that he contracted gangrene, a condition which could have potentially seen him lose his leg, but the adaptable creative influence beat the odds to take to the training field once more prior Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final first leg against Atletico Madrid at the Emirates.

But as the Gunners are nearing a new era without Arsene Wenger, the standing squad is also due a substantial clear out, a chapter which also seemingly doesn’t involve Cazorla, the first of many, presumably, set to face the wrath of the hierarchy’s sharpened guillotine.

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