Former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has told Goal that he would love to play for the Gunners again.
The 35-year-old departed the Emirates Stadium in 2018 ending a six-year association with the club.
Cazorla suffered a serious Achilles injury that threatened to curtail his career but ultimately he fought back at Villarreal.
In six years at Arsenal, he scored 29 goals and registered 45 assists in 180 appearances.
A successful career has seen him win the FA Cup twice and also lift the European Championships with Spain on two occasions.
Cazorla is enjoying a solid season at Villarreal. He has netted nine goals and registered five assists, wearing the captain’s armband on occasions.
There seems little doubt that he would jump at a chance of an Arsenal return, however.
He told Goal: “I don’t know if it’s possible or not, but I want to play one more game for Arsenal before I retire. It was a deep regret that I could never have a proper goodbye.
“Arsenal was the biggest club I ever played for. I’m proud that I was an Arsenal player. I’m especially grateful for the Arsenal fans who supported me even after I left the club.”
Following these comments from Cazorla, Arsenal fans have been reacting on Twitter.
Here is a selection of tweets from the player’s revelation that he’d love to play for Arsenal again:
Absolutely-what a player!
— Joan smith (@joanwinter1856) January 23, 2020
If santi cazorla comes back I will fully cry my eyes out
— max (@AFCMaximus) January 23, 2020
I can't see a reason why he couldn't still play for us now.
— Tom (@MrAubameyang) January 23, 2020
Just his presence alone is electrifying.. who wouldn’t glad to have him @Arsenal make it happen.
— B E L O V E D (@realOgbeni) January 23, 2020
Generally a world-class player when fit. I rate him massively. For me, he was up there with Iniesta & Xavi. Super underrated. You could see the difference he made when played. We looked a different animal with him running things & when he didn't, we were hugely average
— Miss Ranma 👩🏾 (@SassyRanmav3) January 23, 2020
— Papiki (@papikimakhate) January 23, 2020
Train your son and make him join us in the future, you legend
— Sai Krishna (@92sai) January 23, 2020