Jose Antonio Reyes has signed for Spanish second division side Extremadura until the end of the season but the reasons he left Arsenal are worth looking back on.

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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 27: Jose Antonio Reyes of Arsenal looks up at the Ajax supporters during the UEFA Champions League, group B, match between Ajax and Arsenal at the Amsterdam Arena. September 27, 2005 in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – SEPTEMBER 27: Jose Antonio Reyes of Arsenal looks up at the Ajax supporters during the UEFA Champions League, group B, match between Ajax and Arsenal at the Amsterdam Arena. September 27, 2005 in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

The 35-year-old who was kicked out of England by Manchester United and others [you can read about that at the end by clicking ‘next’] left Arsenal after just two years when he went on loan to Real Madrid before a permanent move the following season across the city to Atletico.

From there he headed on to Benfica on loan before landing at Sevilla for four years then Espanyol for a season. When that contract ended in 2016 he was left without a club for six months before he finally moved to China to join Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard.

His contract there came to an end this month and he has now signed for Extremadura who sit 19th in La Liga 2.

So how did it all come to this? Read on to find out…

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