Arsenal fans have professed their love for Santi Cazorla after the midfielder got back to his very best against Barcelona on Tuesday.
The midfielder, who spent six years at the Emirates Stadium between 2012 and 2018, returned to former club Villarreal in the summer.
His career has been ravaged by injuries and, in September, he revealed to the BBC that he had undergone a total of 11 operations on an Achilles injury that almost cost him his ability to walk.
However, he is back to full fitness now and ran rings around perhaps the best team on the planet as Villarreal and Barca played out a pulsating 4-4 draw in midweek.
Indeed, Cazorla laid on a sumptuous assist to Carlos Bacca for his side’s fourth goal, splitting the defence with a superb through-ball.
And Arsenal fans have expressed their regret at the club allowing him to move on, while praising the Spaniard’s incredible performance versus Lionel Messi and Co.
Take a look at the best of the reaction on Twitter below!
Come home, Spanish prince.
— RoboCop (@noble_ood) April 2, 2019
I miss the little genius in Arsenal
— Punda Amechoka (@AmechokaPunda) April 3, 2019
Why did we let this man go
— Wole (@wall_ae) April 3, 2019
I wanted him to finish his career at Arsenal,Absolutely Gutted…???
?Oh Santi Cazorla?
— Gooner (@ajbaloch07) April 2, 2019
Why did we ever sell Santi cazorla for ?
— AFC TOM (@el_pedro88) April 2, 2019
If we had Cazorla and Aubameyeng ?
— Rudy (@RudyAFC) April 2, 2019
— Rob (@AFC_Rob91) April 2, 2019
Ooooooo Santi Cazorla?❤️???
— Sridhar M Arun (@SridharArun21) April 2, 2019
imagine him playing with Laca and Auba up front ?
— giu (@Giulestina_) April 3, 2019