Arsenal boss Wenger unhappy at Cazorla Spain call-up for friendly

Arsène Wenger is unhappy to see Arsenal's Santi Cazorla called up to the Spain squad for next week's friendly in Panama

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
santi cazorla
Santi Cazorla joined Arsenal from Malaga this summer Photo: Back Page Images

santi cazorla

Arsène Wenger has expressed his dismay at seeing Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla called up to the Spain squad for next week’s friendly against Panama.

The 27-year-old playmaker, who has 50 caps, has been named as part of Vicente Del Bosque’s side travelling to Central America next week for Wednesday night’s game.

And Gunners boss Wenger has questioned the reasoning behind the next round of international friendlies.

“These friendlies in November – you don’t know how they can prepare you for a game in February,” Wenger told the Daily Mail.

“There are a lot of politics behind these games because when you see some teams travelling during that period, you think it is more to pay back some corporation rather than preparing a team for the next official game.

“I believe the friendly games are there as well to help some federations raise money playing against big teams.”

Cazorla has netted three goals and made three assists during an impressive start to his career in north London after joining Arsenal from Malaga in the summer.


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Owen Hargreaves offers Chelsea one positive ahead of Barcelona clash
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Ander Herrera sends message to Man United fans after ‘dive’
2017 WTA review
The Sport Review
Halep, Svitolina, Venus Williams and more gripped fans all the way to Singapore
The Sport Review
Jurgen Klopp gives immediate reaction Liverpool FC v Porto draw