Santi Cazorla thanks former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger for ‘incredible gesture’

first_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Cazorla credits Wenger after his ‘incredible gesture’ during his injury hell at Arsenal gameday cracker Speaking exclusively to The Guardian, Cazorla said: “Arsene 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.” BEST OF How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings silverware After breaking down in tears during a Champions League game against Ludogorets in October 2016, he decided to go under the knife again in order to save his career.But the infection had eaten away into the bone and he was now fighting to save his leg.Cazorla lost 10cm of his Achilles tendon and had to have a skin graft from his forearm, which is why he calls himself a ‘jigsaw puzzle’.However, it is the support from Arsene Wenger which he credits with helping him through his injury nightmare. scrap revealed Most read football stories Santi Cazorla has thanked former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger for the incredible support he offered him during the start of his injury hell.The Spaniard contracted an infection in his right ankle after an old injury flared up which was effectively eating away at his ankle bone and his Achilles tendon. Cazorla leaves five West Ham defenders feeling confused back in 2015 Now at former club Villarreal, the 33-year-old is hoping to recapture the sort of form which had fans raving about the midfielder.His two-footedness, skills and goals left fans in England in awe of the mercurial talent, so here’s t hoping Cazrola can get back to his best. 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions predicted Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos latest 2 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update last_img read more