Santi Cazorla’s Future at Arsenal in Jeopardy based on these Five Reasons

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Santi Cazorla is year in and year out one of Arsenal’s unsung heroes. He has ups and downs just like any other player but overall, he’s as consistent as they come and one of the best midfielders in the Premier League.

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Since coming over from Malaga prior to the 2012/13 season, Santi Cazorla has rarely missed a game. He is always a pass master that can thread the needle much like Mesut Ozil. Cazorla has never had less than eight assists in a season and his goal tallies have never dropped below seven (via For a constantly rotating midfielder, that shows tremendous skill, consistency and adaptability.

Santi Cazorla is a true Arsenal man and despite all the rumors linking him to an Atletico Madrid summer move, the small Spaniard dismissed it as “paper talk” and said “I’m well, I have the confidence of everybody, the support of the fans and we hope to have a good season,” as reported by the Daily Mail.

Cazorla is a team player who has been heralded by many of his team mates as an absolute pleasure to play alongside. The world-class Alexis Sanchez had this to say about Santi Cazorla: “Santi Cazorla is a spectacular player. You never know whether he will kick the ball with his right or left foot. Also, he moves with short but quick strides, which is a remarkable trademark too. Although I knew about his quality, playing alongside him makes me very happy.” (The Independent).

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It seems as though no one has anything bad to say about Santi Cazorla, and why would they? He’s always smiling and when things aren’t going well, he’s the first to step up and try to turn the tide.

While it seems like a thing of the past for Arsenal to be worried about losing key players along the lines of Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas, several factors are pointing to the imminent departure of our beloved little Santi Cazorla. While I wouldn’t expect a move as soon as this summer, it appears to be incoming. We’re really going to see where Arsene Wenger draws the line between player loyalty and treating football as a business.

Here are five concerning factors that point to a departure of the Spaniard.

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