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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31 Comments on "FA confirm Cazorla’s Arsenal contract extension"

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Pedant

Good news. Let’s pray for his fitness to come back in full.

Love him as a player, when he is playing.

Mayor of Woolwich

Me miss you Santi, we miss you.

Get well soon you little bunny.

Edu's Braces

Just to add (to win % and lovely smile) he is also the sort of player people pay to see. I’m not comparing him to either but for Arsenal he has been a mini combination of Xavi & Iniesta. Like Tony Soprano wanting to stop and smell the roses, next time we see Santi, regardless of how the team are doing, take a minute to appreciate the maestro.

CLEGooner

Happ Kintractday Sant Cazor!

badaab

Beat me to it!
Happy birthday, sant carzor!

O2ba

That’s a bit of good news indeed.

Tasmanian Jesus

Fantastic news!
I would put him on an open contract, that only expires the day he retires.

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David Hillier's luggage

Interesting that according to the FA document Kos’ contract was signed in the middle of December, about a month before the club announced it.

Ozil's Chewing Gum

Do you think maybe it has something to do with all the media and promotional videos the Arsenal media team and website upload when a signing has been made?

A part of me thinks so

santori

One more season but we will start to have to look for someone-else who can be as articulate in the midfield.

We miss someone who can hold the ball so eloquently and dribble in tight confines.

chippy's chip

I dont believe you are the real santori. That was waaay to short.

badaab

The answer to this is going to be expensive, as bearded Spaniards who play for Real Madrid named Isco are in short supply.

chippy's chip

We miss him so much. Just pray surgery went well,recovery goes well and speedy. Then back on the pitch with both feet doing what they do best.

Hi-brid

Ooooh, Santi Cazoooorla…!

WizardÖz

favourite player of the emirates era

Thierry Bergkamp

For sure

Santigol

Agreed

Paul

Wonderful news not just because we love him but also because Arsenal believe is going to come back ok clearly, no?

GunnerDareMacedonia

I think arsenal is waiting for his return to the pitch so he can properlly celebate his extension.

Alex

If we were to take those win percentages at face value, our season would definitely be over

midgunner

I don’t normally read much into these statistics about one player impacting on results, but those percentages are pretty huge..

Hope we can get the little magician back soon.

900ftGooner

I love Santi and think he’s instrumental. But I wouldn’t put too much stock in those win percentage numbers. For one thing, the 2016-17 sample size is way too small. Second, we don’t know the quality of opposition faced with him and without him.

janine

Great news , we really do miss u mate , arsenal love u , nice person , great player all the very best.

JamesTurnipBaker

It’s nice and all, and I’m not a physio, but I wouldn’t expect much from Cazorla at this point. Achilles injuries are extremely difficult to come back from. Ruined Vermaelen. Cazorla is no doubt a good influence in the squad but Arsenal need to learn how to thrive without him on the pitch.

JamesTurnipBaker

Happy Trump day.

Douglas Buckland

Hope you have a quick recovery Santi and be seeing you playing back on the football pitch in the coming near future fit & well & back to your usual self taking charge that creative place you have been so very successful in midfield…

Cods

Really? Isnt this just a list for players that will play in the second half of the season? He’s “6 weeks” out from training and the season ends in may. Wouldnt that make more sense and explain why there is no annoucement?

Timothy Foden

This is good. We can’t count on him as first choice anymore, but what a terrific option as a squad player.

Clock-End Mike

According to the FA list, both Santi’s and Kos’s contracts were registered with the FA in December, before Christmas. Of course, there’s nothing to indicate what the terms of those registrations were; but one can only assume that the Koscielny contract was the extension under new terms announced recently, and the Cazorla contract was the club taking up the option for the extra year.

I know the Club are under no obligation to announce such things as they happen, and that both Le Prof and the Board always like to keep their cards close to to their chest; but we fans have been on here (and elsewhere) repeatedly wondering what Santi’s future held, and wouldn’t it have set so many minds at rest if we’d known Santi’s extended contract had been settled and registered a month ago? I wonder why we weren’t told?

nana kojo aidoo

He is the main engine of our team and his injury has really affected us.which him a speedy recovery.

Higihaga

Can’t wait till Wenger runs him into the ground again next season

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