Santi Cazorla spent six years at Arsenal before finally leaving the club in the 2018 summer transfer window after the gunners decided not to renew his deal but he however went when he was still a fan favourite at the club due to his incredible playing style and personality. The former Arsenal midfielder has sent a message to the fans about their current manager Mikel Arteta ahead of Villarreal’s clash against the gunners.
Santi Cazorla was a fan favourite at Arsenal throughout his stay at the Emirates Stadium as he was one of the top players that had fully embraced the playing style that Arsene Wenger wanted to preserve at the Emirates Stadium and he even shared the same dressing room as Mikel Arteta who is currently the manager of the North London club.
Arsenal appointed Mikel Arteta as their new manager at the end of 2019 and he has so far helped them win the Emirates FA Cup but things have however been a bit sour for him as he has struggled in the league, and their season now depends on just one game, the 2nd leg against Villarreal. There has been some Arsenal calling for the club to sack Mikel Arteta but their former star Santi Cazorla has said that the Spaniard remains the perfect choice for the job and urged them to give him some time to implement his ideas.
“I think he’s the right man to take the club forward. It’s difficult to follow a period like Wenger’s – the club has to adapt to another kind of football, another philosophy, another vision of football.” Santi Cazorla told UEFA.
“He’s got a clear idea of how he wants his team to play, they’re in the semi-finals and they did well in the FA Cup [last season].”
“They have been pretty inconsistent but you’ve got to give him time and I think they’re convinced that Mikel can get a lot out of the squad and achieve big things. I’m great friends with him and whatever good happens to him and the club I’d be happy for them because I’m a ‘Gunner’.”