Former Arsenal midfielder has been released by Spanish La Liga club Villarreal and the question of his destination remains a mystery.

The Spanish star has told Villarreal that he will not be signing a new deal with the club and the speculation is already coming loud on his destination. Will he be returning to Arsenal?

Carzola had an impressive career with the Gunners but his stay at the club was cut short by a career-threatening injury, the reason why he was forced to leave the club.

He was then, given an opportunity at the La Liga club where he also impressed with 11 goals and nine assists in his 34 appearances at the club.

Soon after Santi Carzola left the Emirates Stadium, he expressed regret for not having a ceremonial exit from Arsenal after his service to the club and his connection with the fans, hinting that he would be happy to be presented with such an opportunity.

However, a number of clubs have been linked with a move for Carzola but this could be the opportunity for him to finish well at the club of his heart and that adds to the fact that he can still deliver classy performance and help the Mikel Arteta team to deliver titles in the coming season.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.