Villarreal midfielder Santi Cazorla has put pen to paper on a one-year contract extension with the Spanish La Liga club to ward off the possibility of leaving the Yellow Submarines this summer.
His new contract was revealed by the club on Thursday evening.
His previous contract was expected to run out this summer having signed a one-year deal when he returned to the club on a free transfer last summer.
Santi Cazorla battled with injuries in the last two years of his six-year stay with North London giants Arsenal.
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The Spanish international player was a key performer for the North Londoners before his injury woes prompted his Arsenal exit once Arsene Wenger was no longer the Gunners boss.
He joined the Yellow Submarines this summer and went on to help the team reach the Europa League quarterfinals before they were eliminated by fellow Spanish La Liga club Valencia.
His Villarreal form led to a recall to the Spanish national team setup.
Santi Cazorla scored four goals and also provided ten assists for Villarreal in 35 league games during the just concluded campaign.
The Villarreal midfielder also scored two goals in ten Europa League matches in their run to the last eight.