‘Of course, I would like to come back,’ Cazorla opens the door to a return to Arsenal

Santi Cazorla was a much-loved character at Arsenal and not many Arsenal fans were happy to see the Spanish midfielder leave the club in 2018.

He had been a magician with the ball at his feet at the Emirates, but injuries in his final season at the club ruined his chance of earning a new contract.

He would eventually recover to play for Villarreal before heading to the Middle East, where he still plays.

The midfielder is close to ending his playing career now and says he is open to a return to Arsenal in any capacity.

He tells The Daily Mail:

‘Of course I would like to come back. 

‘I have to wait if the club thinks about me, if I can help in something – as a coach or a sporting director.’

On his relationship with Arteta, he added: ‘When I arrived at Arsenal, I didn’t speak English – nothing!

‘I remember on the first day he was there to welcome me and after that, he was very important every day.’

Just Arsenal Opinion

Cazorla was one of our best players and we enjoyed watching him deliver fine performances at the Emirates.

The Spaniard has worked under some of the finest managers around and will make a good coach.

If Mikel Arteta wants them to work together, the club will certainly find a role for him.

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  1. I don’t know much about the off the pitch team working with the players but I would think it is a very settled. There finding a place for him might be difficult at the present time but I would think he would be one for the not too distant future future. I think he has a lot to offer younger players learning their footballing skills.

    Always a pleasure to watch him play. As you say one of the best

  2. I always enjoyed Santi’s contribution as a player and I was really sorry to hear of the bizarre injury that ended his Arsenal career.

    It would be goo dto see him back, people who care about the club are always better than mercenaries and he does seem to care. The issue would be the simple question of “Is he the best man for the job?”.

    That question would apply to any role and he mentions two: coach and sporting director – well, those roles are poles apart. I can see him as a coach but sporting director needs a different set of attributes, including contacts (which he may well have). But then there’s the small matter of Edu, who is technical director – he seems to cover all the aspects of the roles.

    I hope there is a place for him, great player and he seems to have the right personality type for “the project”.

  3. As for the case of former players, we have Arteta and Per Mertesacker. We don’t need any other

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