Player who left Arsenal last year admits he’d like to return to Gunners
One of the players who left the club at the time of Arsene Wenger’s departure has admitted to the media that he would love to make a return to the Emirates stadium in the near future.
After serving the club for more than two decades, Arsene Wenger was told to leave in May last year as the team’s form continued to decline during the final months of his reign.
With the Frenchman leaving the club after so long, a couple of players were also offloaded as well to trim down the squad ahead of the arrival of Unai Emery.
That saw Santi Cazorla leave the Emirates stadium at the end of the 2017/18 season, after seven years in north London.
The 34-year-old was a clear fan favorite during his time as a Gunner and injuries were the only thing that stopped him from making a bigger impact as an Arsenal player.
More than a year after his exit, Cazorla has admitted that he misses his old club and a return in the future is his wish.
He told The Independent: “When you are at a big club like Arsenal, sometimes you don’t realise what it means to be there until you are gone.
“I never got to say a proper goodbye. It was the biggest team I played for in my career and I miss everything about Arsenal.
“I don’t know what my legacy is there, you would have to ask the fans, but I want to say thank you to them all. I would like to play at the Emirates one last time before I retire.
“I don’t know what I will do afterwards – maybe a coach, maybe a sporting director – but I would love to go back to Arsenal.”