We often see them together in the canteen, in the gym and at training - but how did Nacho Monreal and Santi Cazorla become such good friends?
Before joining Arsenal, the pair played alongside each other both for the Spanish national team and at Malaga.
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It is during this time that a close friendship was formed.
“I knew Santi because he played for Recreativo Huelva and Villarreal, but we obviously played in the national team before we both joined Malaga,” Monreal told the Arsenal Weekly Podcast.
“I’ve probably been playing with him for the last six or seven years. Four and a half years at Arsenal, one at Malaga and then before that for the national team.
“We’ve been playing together for the last six or seven years, so we are really connected and have a good relationship, me with him and his wife with my wife.
"He is probably one of my best friends in football.”
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