Santi Cazorla’s 2014 World Cup dream ended prematurely, as Spain were knocked out of the tournament at the group stage.
Having been hammered 5-1 by the Netherlands in their opening Group B game, La Furia Roja went down 2-0 to Chile in their next match.
That confirmed their exit from the world’s biggest football competition, although the Euro 2012 champions did manage to exit on a winning note by getting the better of Australia 3-0.
On the other hand, three of Cazorla’s Arsenal teammates have gone on to reach the final.
Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski all are on the brink of making history, as they prepare to take on Argentina in the final of the World Cup at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.
Cazorla has now said that if the trio win the World Cup, then it will be a huge boost for Arsenal next season.
‘I've been in touch with a lot of my teammates, especially those who are still involved with Germany, wishing them luck and hoping to see them soon’, the 29-year-old told Goal.com.
‘It's a great bonus for them and, if they come back world champions, that will be great for them and a confidence boost that hopefully they can bring to Arsenal next season too’.
For years, Arsenal have been criticised for having players who don’t have a ‘winning mentality’. But things are changing.
Last season, the Gunners ended their nine-year trophy drought with victory in the FA Cup. Last summer, a world-class player like Ozil was signed, and this time Alexis Sanchez has arrived.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger seems determined to take the club back to the top of English football, and if his three German players come back as World Cup winners, then it is certainly going to boost their confidence of winning the Premier League for the first time since 2004.