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Cazorla wants proper Arsenal goodbye

Cazorla wants proper Arsenal goodbye

Villareal ace Santiago Cazorla has revealed that he wants to return to Arsenal in order to say goodbye to the club's fans. 

Cazorla left Arsenal in 2018 following the expiration of his contract and joined Spanish side Villareal, ending his six-year stay at the Emirates.  The Spaniard was out for two years with a serious ankle injury and the midfielder says returning to the north London side to say goodbye to supporters is 'something which is left in his career'. 

Speaking to BBC, the midfielder said, "It was frustrating to not be able to say goodbye to a club who treated me so well."

"It is something left in my career to say goodbye properly. I am eternally grateful to the club and the fans for the way they continue to treat me."

According to reports, Arsenal are keen to bring the midfielder back for a farewell in some capacity but the 35-year-old has revealed he has no plans on joining Mikel Arteta in a coaching role. 

"If I'm honest I don't know if I will coach. I am undecided what I want to do when I retire. Being a sporting director appeals to me more than coaching but I want to be involved in the game, whatever feels right for me at the time." 

"I have no plans in the short term to go anywhere or play abroad but I would never shut those doors. I am focused on ending the season with Villarreal."