Arsenal fans on Twitter have been discussing former star Santi Cazorla, in the wake of the 34-year-old’s reinstatement to the Spain national team for the first time since 2015.
After enjoying a hugely successful spell at the Emirates, Cazorla was allowed to depart on a free transfer last summer and ended up joining his former club, Villareal.
Devastating injuries leading to 11 operations and 668 days on the sidelines nearly curtailed the Spaniard’s career, but a tremendous renaissance at the Estadio de la Ceramica has seen Cazorla called up to the national side for this summer’s Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Six consistently phenomenal years in England saw Cazorla became a cult hero in north London as he popped up with huge moments such as the sublime free-kick to ignite Arsenal’s 2014 FA Cup final revival against Hull City.
Whilst Cazorla’s career had seemed dead prior to his Arsenal departure, the last 12 months has continued to demonstrate his undeniable quality leading many Arsenal fans on Twitter to yearn for his return.
Check out the best of the reaction to Cazorla’s big news below!
Why did we let him go? Told he wouldn’t play again for a year and then he turns up at Villarreal playing at the start of the season, making 34 appearances, 4 goals and 10 assists. Better than Ozil all day long, I’d have him back tomorrow. Good luck Santi.
— Lennie Lake (@LennieLake85) May 17, 2019
id take him back as a midfielder
— Chris Ivie (@cache1337) May 17, 2019
— GB (@GB1788) May 17, 2019
It was a mistake we let him go
— ahmad mohiy (@ahmadmohiy) May 17, 2019
Wish arsenal kept Santi Cazorla 🙁
— ذكريّا (@ZakRaza) May 17, 2019
And we can never…..man should return to the club let’s make him legend
— ?Chinwendu ? (@cooldeejaysmith) May 17, 2019
I have to wonder why we let Santi Cazorla leave he’s been rewarded with a call up to Spain for his performances he surely could’ve helped Arsenal this season a shame tho!
— work in progress (@Mesutsicknote) May 17, 2019
Bad decision to let him go, but amazing that he’s back in the squad, best of luck to him! ♥️
— Dane barry (@Daneyboy33) May 17, 2019
I do agree but look what he has now done for he’s career
— Georgek (@Georgekich) May 17, 2019