Former Gunners midfielder Santi Cazorla misses being at Arsenal, and he reiterates that he’d like to return in a backroom role in the future.
Santi Cazorla left Arsenal back in 2018, and he’s since gone on to play for Villarreal and Al Sadd in Qatar. But the 38-year-old admits he still misses north London, where he enjoyed the best period of his career – and the worst.
“I miss everything of this club every day – every day,” Cazorla said. “When I was there I enjoyed my best time in football, but also my worst because after the injury it was really difficult for me.
“But I love all of this club. I loved playing in Premier League and winning trophies. They were good memories with the players. I follow them, I support them; I’m always a Gunner.”
On the possibility of an Arsenal return, Cazorla says he’d happily snap up any opportunity. He just doesn’t yet know whether he’ll get that chance, and what role he might play back at the club.
“We’ll see,” Cazorla responded. “If I have the possibility to come back, I will be back. I don’t know which position in the club, as a coach or sports director. But of course, I would like to come back in the future.”
This isn’t the first time that Cazorla has revealed his desire to return to Arsenal, with the former Gunners midfielder also saying something very similar back in November.
“Of course, I would like to come back,” he said then. “I have to wait if the club thinks about me, if I can help in something – as a coach or a sporting director.”
For the time being, Cazorla’s playing days continue. The midfielder completed 90 minutes for Al Sadd on Wednesday, his 10th 90-minute appearance of the season so far.
When the Spanish international eventually decides to hang up his boots, you’d imagine Arsenal would be keen to find a role for him at the club.