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Santi Cazorla keen to rejoin Spanish club

Arsenal ace Santi Cazorla says that he wants to rejoin Real Oviedo before he retires from the game.

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has revealed an ambition to rejoin former club Real Oviedo at some point in the future.

The 30-year-old left the club in 2003 to join Villarreal but is hell-bent on returning before he hangs up his boots.

The third-tier side is close to his heart, having teamed up with other Oviedo youth products such as Juan Mata and Michu in 2012 to keep Los Azules in business by buying shares.

"It is the club of my home and I will be a supporter all my life," Cazorla told AS. "It is the club where I grew up from nine to 18.

"I spent my career there, I learned a lot as a player and hopefully I can wear that shirt. In the short term it will be difficult, but hopefully in a few years I can do that.

"It is the team of which I was, I am, and will be a supporter of for all of my life."

Cazorla, whose Gunners contract expires in 2018, joined the North Londoners for a reported £16m from Malaga in 2012.

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TRIATHLON
· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

SWIMMING
· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

ATHLETICS
· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

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· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

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· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

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