We know Santi Cazorla isn’t an Arsenal player anymore, but you’d have to have a heart made of stone not to be delighted for him after he scored his first goal in over two years to grab a point for Villarreal in their Europa League clash with Spartak Moscow.
The Spanish side were losing 3-2 when late in injury time they were awarded a penalty. Up stepped the former Arsenal man to equalise, the first time he’s found the net since September 2016.
Coincidentally, that also came from the spot as he kept his nerve to score a 90th minute winner for us against Southampton at the Emirates.
After everything he’s been through with that horrendous injury, it’s a good news story to see him back on the scoresheet, and hopefully it’s the first of many as he makes up for lost time.
It was sad that we never got to say a proper goodbye to a player who was so popular during his time with us, but maybe the fixture gods will do what they did for Robert Pires some years ago, and draw us against Villarreal as the Europa League progresses (it was CL for Pires, obviously).