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According to the Daily Star, Arsenal has rewarded Spanish international Santi Cazorla with the 32-year-old confirming he signed the contract earlier this season.
In an interview with Cadena Ser, the Spaniard revealed he has been operated on eight times after he suffered an infection during surgery.
Despite the severity of his various injuries, Arsenal took up the option to extend his contract for another year and Cazorla has thanked Arsene Wenger for his show of faith.
‘They were very good to me, they renewed me before my operation, the manager talked to me and gave me peace of mind,’ he said.
‘It’s been a difficult season since I have not played since November. I’ve been through surgery eight times.
‘I had the last one yesterday, and hopefully, everything will go well.
‘It’s frustrating for us because at the start of the season he was the star of the team.
‘Overall it’s a big loss but it’s especially sad for him. He loves football, it’s very natural to him and he suffers a lot not being on the pitch.’
‘Since November I have had complications. There was bacteria in the operating room and I suffered an infection in a bone. The scar did not close and I had a skin graft.’