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Santi Cazorla has spilled the beans on the party that followed the wedding of Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos, who married long-term partner Pilar Rubio at a lavish, star-studded event in Seville on Saturday.

Speaking on TV show "El...

Santi Cazorla shows Real Madrid, Spain, Arsenal that he's still got the magic at Villarreal

Cazorla's performance vs. Real Madrid on Thursday wowed the crowds and showed that even after all he's been through, he's still a phenomenal player.
Santi Cazorla's performance vs. Real Madrid on Thursday wowed the crowds and showed that even after all he's been through, he's still a phenomenal player.

"It's a secret," Santi Cazorla said, and then he started laughing. "But what I can tell you is that I was almost more nervous than for my debut. I was thinking, 'If I mess this up, I'm going to be left in there ...'" And with that, he fell about, giggling all over again.

He'd been put back together over 10 operations in two years; now it was all he could do to hold himself together as he told the story of the day he came back, cracking up as he went.

Two years since he last graced a professional...

Ex-Arsenal man Tomas Rosicky: Arsene Wenger helped me through injury hell

Former Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky has echoed Santi Cazorla's praise for the way Arsene Wenger stood by him during his many injury layoffs.

Cazorla has credited Wenger with helping him get through nearly two years of surgeries and rehab work on his damaged heel, and told The Guardian last week that he was "eternally grateful" for the way the former Arsenal boss gave him a contract extension even though he couldn't play.

Rosicky, whose 10-year Arsenal career was also hampered by numerous injuries,...

Spanish football rejoices as Santi Cazorla returns to action with Villarreal

Cazorla's comeback isn't just a personal triumph for the Spain midfielder; it's bringing joy to Spanish football, too.
Santi Cazorla's comeback isn't just a personal triumph for the Spain midfielder; it's bringing joy to Spanish football, too.

It's the little things in life. On Friday night, Santi Cazorla played football, a simple thing that is extraordinary. To be exact: He played 75 good minutes in a 1-0 defeat vs. Girona. For 668 days, he couldn't. Between October 2016, when Arsenal faced Ludogorets, and August 2018, when Villarreal played Real Sociedad, Cazorla limped, cycled and sometimes ran, usually not for long before he was forced to stop. So, he started up again.

He lay on a physio's bench and a surgeon's table, for hours...

Santi Cazorla relieved after avoiding foot amputation, signing for Villarreal

Former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla says nearly two years of suffering has been worth it after being presented as a Villarreal player for the third time on Thursday.

Cazorla, 33, feared his career was over when an infection he suffered after surgery almost led to his foot being amputated in 2017.

After eight operations, he left Arsenal earlier this year when his contract expired but he has proved his fitness during a trial with Villarreal this summer, earning a one-year contract with...

Santi Cazorla's Villarreal unveiling storms social media after stunning smoke show

After being released by Arsenal a few months ago, Santi Cazorla spent the summer working his way back to fitness and attempting to earn a contract with former club Villarreal.

It was then announced at the beginning of June that the 33-year-old had done enough to convince the Yellow Submarine to sign him up despite having not played a competitive game for over two years due to a chronic tendon injury.

So, it was left to Villarreal to unveil their new man on Thursday and, playing on Cazorla's "Little...