Santi Cazorla is expected to join up with Villarreal for pre-season ahead of potentially returning to his former club on a one-year deal next season.
The former Spain international is out of contract at Arsenal in the summer and the north London side have opted against extending Cazorla's stay at the Emirates due to his injury problems over the last two years.
Villarreal ambassador Marcos Senna has said that Santi Cazorla will spend the pre-season with the club.— James Benge (@jamesbenge) May 19, 2018
Villarreal president Fernando Roig has reportedly been in discussions with Cazorla for a number of weeks, attempting to persuade their former star to make a return to La
Cazorla has also been touted this week with taking a position in prospective Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta's backroom staff.
If Cazorla aggravates his injury during pre-season and is not offered a contract at Villarreal, it is reassuring to know that there may still be a place for him in north London off the pitch.