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Wengers Classy Cazorla Gesture has us in awe
ARSENAL FANS HAVE BEEN LEFT IN AWE AFTER THEY LEARNED WHAT WENGER DID FOR CAZORLA
Arsene Wenger managed from 1996 to 2018. In all his years as Arsenal’s manager his this act was the most classiest of them all. Recently, Arsene Wengers Classy Cazorla Gesture has fans in awe.
Wenger has been a man of class. The French Manager has been known for his classy acts on and off the field. His class just protrudes off his body.
Arsenal signed Santi Cazorla from Malaga for a fee of 10 million pounds.
Cazorla joins Arsenal training camp ahead of move being confirmed. RvP and Arshavin also go, could play Cologne on Sun: http://t.co/TQTQT75i
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) August 7, 2012
He had quickly become a fan favorite. One of the finest midfielders to ever play for the Gunners.
He had a very versatile midfielder. He could play a deep role. As a central midfielder. An attacking midfielder. Even as a wide-man.
He lifted two back to back FA Cups and a Community Shield with Arsenal.
He scored the winning goal to help Arsenal win the FA Cup and end their 10 year trophy drought.
FA Cup final. 10 year trophy drought. 2-0 down to Hull. Up steps Santi Cazorla to score one of the most important goals in the clubs history. pic.twitter.com/n4Kjxt1Upq
— Mozárt (@Mozart1886) May 21, 2018
THE FALL OF CAZORLA
In his last 2 seasons, his injuries took a toll on him.
He was first ruled out for 3 months with a knee injury on 30 November 2015. But he didn’t feature for the team until 15 May 2016. Arsenal’s last match of the season.
Then on 19 October 2016, he injured his Achilles Tendon. He needed surgery.
Santi Cazorla was on the pitch even after all the other players walked off.
That 6-0 win against Ludogorets was the last time we saw Santi, a part of Arsenal FC has died since his injury. pic.twitter.com/drMxryiFv0
— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) February 25, 2018
He had to go through 10 surgeries. Doctors said that he might not be able to walk again.
Cazorla: "The doctor told me if I was able to walk with my kid in the garden I should be thankful." https://t.co/hJJCP2GzXU
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) November 3, 2017
After the 8th operation his foot contracted Gangrene on the affected area with the infection area of tendon.
He needed skin grafts. He lost around 8cm of his tendon. He was gone for over 550+ days and during that time he missed almost 100 matches.
Since October 2016, Santi Cazorla:
– suffered a horrible ankle injury against Ludogorets
– had foot infected with nasty bacteria
– lost 8 cm of Achilles tendon
– undergone 10 surgeries
– missed 98 Arsenal matches
– resumed training after a 554-day break
🔴 #ARSATM #AFC #UEL pic.twitter.com/G8Rb5f1shx
— Shot on Goal (@shotongoalx) April 26, 2018
WENGERS CLASSY CAZORLA GESTURE
Santi Cazorla revealed that prior to undergoing his first Surgery. Arsene Wenger had rewarded him with a one year contract extension.
So that he could undergo his surgery without having to worry about whether he’d have a job or not after the surgery. Wengers classy Cazorla Gesture got him praise from all over the world.
In a recent interview, he revealed this. Cazorla said:
Arsène always supported me.
He renewed my contract before the first operation, which was an incredible gesture.
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.’
That helped me focus on my rehabilitation without fear. I’m eternally grateful for that.
Source : THE GUARDIAN
His contract ended this summer. He rejoined his former club Villareal CF on a free transfer. This is how Villareal unveiled him.
Source: The Guardian
He also started for Villareal three times this season.
He revealed his wish to stay and continuing to play for Arsenal. He said:
They were very good, very honest.
My idea was to do at Arsenal what I eventually did here.
I knew whoever was going to sign me would have to see me first: nobody just gives you a contract.
Pre-season with Arsenal, let them see me, then we all decide.
But they couldn’t wait to FINALIZE the squad. They said they’d help any way they could otherwise.
I understood it, respected it. I’m eternally grateful.
This is him. Back on his feet.
Wish we could’ve kept him. But had to let him go. ')}
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Arsenal v Brighton: preview, team news, possible XI, prediction & more
Match Preview: Arsenal hope to bounce back against Brighton after Palace
Arsenal will be hosting Brighton at home this Saturday as they look to get back on track after Monday’s loss. Brighton themselves are desperately in search of a win, after consecutive losses and their last result being a draw.
The Gunners had to face a setback against the Eagles and had to see Spurs climb above them in tables over the weekend. Still, Arteta’s men hold a game in hand over Conte’s team and are tied on points.
After a couple of key injuries to Partey and Tierney, it’ll be a test for Arteta to find solutions. The coach, however, is full of optimism.
“We have to show tomorrow the energy, the commitment and the passion that we want to play the game tomorrow in front of our fans,” he said via Arsenal.
Kieran Tierney will be out for this game and his injury might keep him out for the rest of the season. Arteta confirmed the left-back had surgery but didn’t confirm any timeline for his return.
“He just had surgery yesterday, so it’s very early to understand how everything is going to develop, he’s going to be out for the period that we estimate and in which condition he will be after that period I think it’s too soon to say something else.”
Arteta speaking now – He says it's unclear if Partey will play again this season:
"He has a significant injury, he will be out for some weeks. It’s an area he had a previous injury and he felt it straight away."
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) April 8, 2022
Another player that will miss the game is Thomas Partey, who is struggling with a thigh injury. “It’s a little bit ambiguous but he has a significant injury. We will have to keep assessing him but he will be out for some weeks,” he said.
Further elaborating, “It’s an area he had a previous injury and he felt it straight away and he’s not fit.”
Possible Arsenal Starting XI
Arsenal: Ramsdale; Cedric, White, Gabriel, Nuno; Lokonga, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Lacazette
Arsenal 2 – 1 Brighton
We fully expect Arteta’s men to get back to winning ways after that setback on Monday night. Brighton, while they shouldn’t be taken lightly, are winless in their last seven games.
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What Arteta said about Tavares, players leaving in January and MORE!
Check out everything Mikel Arteta had to say about Nuno Tavares, if he regrets players leaving in January
It is safe to say that Nuno Tavares, just like the team and Arteta, did not have a great performance on Monday. However, it is those defeats that test the mentality and separate the best from the average.
Arteta talked about how to give the youngster confidence and why he decided to take him off. “Always I speak with the players and I spoke with Nuno because I care about how feel. We are here to help them and make their careers better.”
Regardless, he understood it wasn’t a decision that was great for the Tavares but one he understood.
Arteta on Tavares:
"Obviously I spoke with Nuno because I care a lot how they [players] feel. We're there to make their careers better. That was a decision that hurt him obviously, but he understands it was for the benefit of the team. He now needs to react on that situation."
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) April 8, 2022
“That was a decision that hurt him, obviously, but he understands that it was for the benefit of the team and he respects that.” via Arsenal’s official website.
When asked how he intends on getting the best out of Tavares, he said:
“His confidence probably wasn’t the best because he wasn’t playing a lot of minutes as well and probably wasn’t at his best and he needs the rhythm, the competition and the understanding with his teammates.”
Quite evidently, there is a deep mutual respect and understanding between the players and Arteta. The mutual respect between players and coach goes a long way as defeats shape character in tough patches of form.
Arteta does not have regrets over letting players leave
The Gaffer was asked whether letting players leave in January was the right decision. He reaffirmed and asked back if he should justifying those decisions again and again.
“I don’t know if we have to justify it, we have to make a decision based on what we see every day, ” he said.
Arteta on if he regrets letting Auba and Balogun go:
I haven’t heard that question in the last six weeks. The timing when you ask those questions is always after a defeat so I don’t like to comment on that. https://t.co/7yeQTz0xoz
— Kaya Kaynak (@kayakaynak97) April 8, 2022
The former Everton man continued, “How the players can contribute in the role that they have at the club, or if they cannot do it or they don’t want to do it, we find solutions and that’s what we always try to do.”
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Arteta on Palace defeat, Brighton game, fight for top 4 and more
Check out everything Arteta had to say about Arsenal’s game against Brighton and more
Arteta and Arsenal were faced with an unexpected setback with a humiliating defeat at Selhurst park. The Gunners looked done and out of the game from the kick off whistle.
When asked how the defeat impacted the squad, Arteta had a bit to say. “Embrace the challenge. You lost, now you want to win, it’s hurting and it’s still hurting. We lost two big players, two really important players for us for sure.” Via Arsenal.
While his tone suggested he blamed injuries, he accepted responsibility and to accept the result.
Arsenal have been dealt another injury blow, with Mikel Arteta confirming fans' fears over Thomas Parteyhttps://t.co/CzgiVcNpTI pic.twitter.com/xGJMO8i6s1
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) April 8, 2022
“But whenever that happens you can’t cry for it because they are not going to be available for us. So we have to find other solutions and we have to be as good and as competitive as we have been.”
Arteta was also asked about what were his expectations for the match against Brighton. The Spaniard said the usual things one says before a game about his opponent.
Mikel Arteta went on to say that the issues we faced against Crystal Palace must be addressed against Brighton.
Bring on tomorrow!! 👊#AFC pic.twitter.com/BMSVaidiEo
— AK – 24/7 Arsenal News (@akarsenalnews) April 8, 2022
“They’re a team with a lot of personality, a coach that is very willing to play, that is very aggressive in the way they press, that wants to dominate the game and they have good players to do that but they are very difficult to beat.”
Besides just complimenting Brighton, he commented on their set piece intelligence and defense.
Arteta when asked about top four
The coach was also asked about if the belief of finishing top four is still there. His comments implicated he wants the squad to move on from the defeat and focus on the task ahead.
“[The setback] has happened and it’s happened with nine games to go and we have to react now.
We have to show tomorrow the energy, the commitment and the passion that we want to play the game tomorrow in front of our fans.”