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Arsene Wenger has resurrected Santi Cazorla for the Europa League

Last week it sounded like Cazorla might never play again but Wenger may have rubbed him with some of Felix Magath's special cheese

Arsene Wenger must have been to see some sort of shaman to pull this off.

Amid all the transfer dealings and contract news Arsenal announced something that will make every football fan feel warm inside.

But questions must be asked as to what methods Wenger has employed to achieve this.


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Cazorla doesn’t even need a ball to be brilliant at football

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Cazorla doesn’t even need a ball to be brilliant at football

The Gunners boss has brought Santi Cazorla back from the dead to include him in Arsenal’s Europa League squad for the rest of the season.

Obviously Cazorla has not actually passed away but he football career was breathing its last breaths as just weeks ago we heard he might never play again.

Earlier in January Cazorla said he was targeting a return to football in 2019 after undergoing 10 operations on an ankle injury.

But now he could play against Ostersunds in the first knockout round of the Europa League as soon as the middle of February.

Apprentice meet the master

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Apprentice meet the master

We think Wenger has been using some of Felix Magath’s special injury-curing cheese.

Just Google ‘Felix Magath cheese’ and everything will be revealed.

But for now we are left wondering how exactly Wenger has managed to bring Cazorla back to the team over a year ahead of schedule.


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Proof that size does not matter

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Proof that size does not matter

Could be a cryogenic machine that has put Cazorla’s head into a less-talented but physically able body?

Are we going to see Cazorla playing with just one foot in the Europa League? Come on the standard isn’t that bad.

Most likely it is just very wishful thinking on the Frenchman’s part.

Cazorla must have thought he put the Europa League behind him when he joined Arsenal

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Cazorla must have thought he put the Europa League behind him when he joined Arsenal

If you cast your mind back as far as October 2016 you will remember Cazorla as one of the classiest operators in the league with skill and ingenuity on both feet.

When he was on form there were few better play makers in Europe.

These were the days before the Granit Xhaka- Mohamed Elneny combination that strangles so much of Arsenal’s creative play.

Don’t tell us you’ve forgotten when Cazorla used to regularly dazzle Premier League defences?


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