Santi Cazorla is one of my favourite ever players. He’s probably one of yours too.
Sid Lowe is one of my favourite football writers.
I don’t want to do either a disservice, so here’s a link to the Guardian where Santi, who left Arsenal this summer, talks to Sid about returning to the football field in the colours of another former club, Villarreal; something that, until recently, seemed a pipe dream.
On his relationship with the Gunners supporters, Santi had this to say: “The people love me there and I’ll always have a connection with Arsenal, so much affection.
“Not being able to say goodbye playing at the Emirates is like a thorn in my side. If I had to leave, I wanted it to be in front of the fans.”
Santi. You were. Are. And always will be. An inspiration.
I hope one day very soon you return to N5 and get the welcome you deserve. We love you. We miss you.