FA confirm Cazorla’s Arsenal contract extension

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The FA’s newly released ‘Players under Written Contract‘ list reveals Arsenal have re-registered Santi Cazorla meaning the club have triggered an automatic one-year extension of the Spaniard’s current contract.

The decision to extend the 32-year-old’s deal will come as a boost to Santi who hasn’t played since November after undergoing surgery on his Achilles. Wenger confirmed last week that a recent follow-up procedure means the midfielder is at least six weeks away from making a return.

Since joining the Gunners from Malaga in 2012, Cazorla has scored 29 goals in 180 appearances. As stats-guru Orbinho reveals, he’s also been integral to our success on the pitch during the last five years, providing a vital link in the midfield.

He also has a lovely smile.

Arsenal yesterday confirmed that Per Mertesacker, who also had a similar clause in his contract, would also be staying for another season.

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Props to the team at Daily Cannon for spotting Santi’s registration!

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