Cazorla, now 33, has not featured for the Gunners since October 2016 following a wealth of injury problems, which saw him at risk of seeing his right foot amputated, but is expected to continue his career with Villarreal.
A return to the Yellow Submarines lies ahead, with reports from Spanish outlet AS stating he’s gone on trial with the LaLiga outfit and could earn a one-year contract if he proves his fitness to the side.
Posting a video on social media, Cazorla issued a statement following his departure that said:
“I have loved my time with the club, and I will always remember the special moments we have had together. Our FA Cup win in 2014 is something we will never forget, it was a great moment for me and the club.”