Santi Cazorla: 'Hopefully I'll get the chance to wave Arsenal fans a proper goodbye'
- Our little magician admits that it still pains him not to bid Arsenal fans farewell on the pitch.
- Santi rues the missed opportunity to do so during the Emirates Cup last summer.
- He hopes to make a return to Arsenal one day to thank the fans properly.
The Spaniard himself is certainly devastated by it and hopes to right the wrong one day in the future.
"It's a big regret [that I didn't wave proper goodbye to the fans]. I don't know if I will get over it," Santi told Marca.
"Let's hope I can play there one day with whichever team it may be and I can thank them for the love that they've always shown me and keep showing me.
"Last summer, I had the chance to play in the Emirates Cup, but it didn't happen in the end and it was a shame. Let's hope those doors open for me."
God knows we would love to see Santi back in our shirt, even if it's just for one day, for his testimonial game. He was a brilliant player for Arsenal (and remains one at Villarreal), who's delivered some truly memorable moments.
His injury was cruel beyond belief, the fact he's never pulled on the red-and-white shirt before leaving is simply a crime against humanity. We hope to see him back one day, maybe even in a coaching role beside former teammate Mikel Arteta.