Four Arsenal players with a Wanderers link


If it wasn’t for a Wanderer, Hector Bellerin wouldn’t be playing for Arsenal. Find out why, and some other links, in this article.

Alexis Sanchez
Wanderers Assistant Coach Andres Carrasco worked with influential coach Alex Garcia during his time at clubs Dinamo Tbilisi and Sabadei.
Garcia was the coach that scouted and followed Alexis Sanchez before he became an Arsenal superstar and personally recommended him to Pep Guardiola who then went on to sign the youngster at Barcelona when he was only 21 years old.
Sanchez featured in over 80 matches for Barcelona in La Liga later moving to Arsenal for their 2014/15 season.
Hector Bellerin
Hector Bellerin was the protégé of the masterminds at Barcelona and Arsenal youth academies and began his progression into senior football signing his first professional contract with the Gunners in 2012 at only 17 years old. 
Now 20, Bellerin has played in the Championship, Emirates Cup and won an FA Cup winner’s medal making over 40 appearances for Arsenal.
Bellerin was discovered by Wanderers Assistant Coach Andres Carrasco.
Santi Cazorla
Santi Cazorla began his senior career at Villarreal B’s squad before progressing into their first team.
The midfielder spent most of his time in Spain playing for clubs such as Recreativo and Villarreal.
He went on to sign with Malaga the same season that Carrasco was with the club before eventually joining Arsenal.
Nacho Monreal
Ignacio Monreal ‘Nacho’ Eraso was also linked to our Assistant Coach having played at Malaga for two seasons.