Santi Cazorla explains how Arsene Wenger helped him in a critical moment, when the Spaniard struggled with injuries.
Santi Cazorla points to Wenger’s class.
When Arsene Wenger left Arsenal, he wasn’t the only one leaving the club.
Besides Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla left Arsenal after 6 years at the club.
You could say that Cazorla had a fantastic first three seasons and horrible last three seasons at the club.
He became a fan favorite after showing brilliant performances. Some say that Arsenal’s drop in league was down to Cazorla not playing and they could be right.
Spaniard became a crucial player for Arsenal, but then the injuries started.
Cazorla had an injury hell that lasted for more than 2 years. It was a bizarre succession of injuries that almost ended Cazorla’s career.
Frankly, it’s a miracle that he can play professional football, given that he has one crazy looking heel.
Talking in a lengthy interview for the Guardian, Cazorla explained how Wenger helped him in a critical moment.
“He called me in: ‘Santi, I’m going to give you the optional year. It’s here, sign it, have your operation with peace of mind.’ He renewed my contract before the first operation, which was an incredible gesture.
“That helped me focus on my rehabilitation without fear. I’m eternally grateful for that.”
Arsene Wenger again showed his class with Cazorla and proved yet again, just how good of a person he is.
You will have hard time finding any player that played for Wenger, to say anything bad about him and this kind of examples are the reason why.
“He renew may contract before the first operation!”
Santi Cazorla on leaving Arsenal: ‘The people love me there and I’ll always have a connection with Arsenal, so much affection. Not being able to say goodbye playing at the Emirates is like a thorn in my side.’— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) September 7, 2018
I’m not crying, you are.
Cazorla can finally play football normally, while after decades at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger is finally free to do what he wants.
There are still no information about what will he do, but it looks like he will take a bit longer break from football.
There’s also a chance that he will retire for good, as nothing could compare to his achievement at Arsenal, where he will be remembered as the greatest manager and a proper human being.