Santi Cazorla Pays Tribute To The Retiring Mikel Arteta

By The Editor
on 16th May 2016

Arsenal star Santi Cazorla reserved special praise for Mikel Arteta as the 34-year-old played his last game as a professional footballer in our 4-0 win against Aston Villa.

Arteta was able to get some minutes and also almost got on the scoresheet as his shot deflected in off Mark Bunn for our fourth.

However, Cazorla professed that it was a sad day for many associated with Arsenal and wanted to personally thank Arteta for the role he played in helping him settle in following his move in 2012.

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“Once he gets home today he’ll think deeply about his whole career at Arsenal,” Cazorla told Arsenal Player.

“We feel really grateful for him. He’s been crucial for us, and especially for me.”

Watch the video above as Cazorla touches on his return after five months out, his take on Arsenal’s season as a whole as well as his anticipation for the Euros.