Winger/midfielder who joined Arsenal in 2012 after 4 seasons with Villarreal and one season with Malaga. He was named the 10th best player in the world by Bloomberg in 2013.
He began his youth career in 1992 with Covadonga.
He won the 2008 and 2012 European Championships as a member of the Spanish national team, but was unable to play during the 2010 World Cup due to injury.
He married Ursula Santirso and has two children.