Cazorla on his way out of the Emirates as Arsenal submit released list

Santi Cazorla is set to exit the Emirates this summer after Arsenal submitted their released list to the Premier League. Per Mertesacker is also out of contract but he has taken on a new non-playing role in the academy.

Arsenal’s released list for 2017/18

  • Bola, Marc Joel
  • Cazorla, Santiago
  • Crean, Alexander Felix
  • Eyoma, Aaron Jordan
  • Huddart, Ryan David
  • Johnson, Chiori
  • Keto, Hugo Oliver
  • Mertesacker, Per
  • Moore, Tafari Lalibela

Cazorla has been sidelined with a serious achilles injury since October 2016 and returned to former club Villarreal this summer in a bid to resurrect his playing career. The Spanish international joined from Malaga in 2012, making 180 appearances in all competitions while winning two FA Cups.

As for Mertesacker, the centre-back is hanging up his boots to become the new Head of Academy. He joined Arsenal from Werder Bremen in 2011 and went on to make 221 appearances, winning three FA Cups.

Arsenal’s retained list for 2017/18 (Premier League)

  • Akpom, Chuba
  • Amaechi, Xavier Casmier
  • Asano, Takuma
  • Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick
  • Bellerin, Hector
  • Bielik, Krystian
  • Bola, Tolaji (offer)
  • Bramall, Cohen
  • Campbell, Joel
  • Cech, Petr
  • Chambers, Calum
  • Coyle, Trae
  • Dasilva, Pelenda Joshua Tunga (offer)
  • Dragomir, Vlad-Mihai (offer)
  • Elneny, Mohamed Naser Elsayed
  • Fortune, Yassin Enzo (offer)
  • Gilmour, Charlie Ian
  • Holding, Robert Samuel
  • Iliev, Deyan (offer)
  • Iwobi, Alex
  • Jenkinson, Carl Daniel
  • John-Jules, Tyreece Romayo
  • Kolasinac, Sead
  • Koscielny, Laurent
  • Lacazette, Alexandre
  • Macey, Matthew Ryan
  • Maitland-Niles, Ainsley
  • Martinez, Damian Emiliano
  • Mavididi, Stephy Alvaro
  • Mavropanos, Konstantinos
  • Medley, Zechariah Joshua Henry
  • Mkhitaryan, Henrikh
  • Monreal, Ignacio
  • Mustafi, Shkodran
  • Nelson, Reiss
  • Nketiah, Edward
  • Nwakali, Kelechi
  • Olowu, Joseph Olugbenga
  • Osei-Tutu, Jordi
  • Ospina, David
  • Ozil, Mesut
  • Perez, Lucas
  • Pleguezuelo, Julio Jose
  • Ramsey, Aaron James
  • Reine-Adelaide, Jeff
  • Sheaf, Ben
  • Smith Rowe, Emile
  • Tormey, Nathan Alexander
  • Virginia, Joao
  • Welbeck, Daniel
  • Willock, Joseph George
  • Wilshere, Jack Andrew (offer)
  • Xhaka, Granit
  • Zelalem, Gedion

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