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Arsenal fans rue seeing Santi Cazorla in a Villarreal shirt

Santi Cazorla impressed for Villarreal against Sevilla as he nears a return to his best form
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Arsenal fans rue seeing Santi Cazorla in a Villarreal shirt after impressing against Sevilla: ‘Most technically gifted player since Dennis Bergkamp’

  • Santi Cazorla joined Villarreal this summer after Arsenal released the midfielder
  • Cazorla is enjoying a run of games after his Achilles injury hell while at Arsenal
  • The Spaniard impressed as Villarreal drew 0-0 at Sevilla in La Liga on Sunday 

Jonathan Spencer For Mailonline

After impressing for Villarreal against Sevilla, Arsenal supporters have made their feelings clear about former fan favourite Santi Cazorla.

Cazorla shone for Villarreal at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan as his side held Sevilla to a 0-0 draw in La Liga on Sunday night.

The creative Spanish midfielder departed Arsenal at the end of last season following his Achilles injury hell and joined Villarreal as a free agent in the summer.

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Santi Cazorla impressed for Villarreal against Sevilla as he nears a return to his best form

Santi Cazorla impressed for Villarreal against Sevilla as he nears a return to his best form

Cazorla (bottom centre) showed off his dazzling skills against Sevilla on Sunday in La Liga

Cazorla (bottom centre) showed off his dazzling skills against Sevilla on Sunday in La Liga

Cazorla (bottom centre) showed off his dazzling skills against Sevilla on Sunday in La Liga

The midfielder (right) was beating players with ease due to his fantastic dribbling and agility

The midfielder (right) was beating players with ease due to his fantastic dribbling and agility

The midfielder (right) was beating players with ease due to his fantastic dribbling and agility

Cazorla (right) nearly netted a fierce strike with his left foot early on in the second half

Cazorla (right) nearly netted a fierce strike with his left foot early on in the second half

Cazorla (right) nearly netted a fierce strike with his left foot early on in the second half

The 33-year-old (right) played a delightful ball to the left wing, carving open Sevilla

The 33-year-old (right) played a delightful ball to the left wing, carving open Sevilla

The 33-year-old (right) played a delightful ball to the left wing, carving open Sevilla

His move away from the Emirates was met with plenty of sadness from Arsenal fans and their feelings only grew stronger after seeing Cazorla’s display against Sevilla.

33-year-old Cazorla appeared near back to his best again playing in Spain, showing off his superb agility and play-making skills, as well as showcasing his fantastic ability with both feet.

And following the match, Arsenal fans flocked to social media to praise the very popular midfielder.

One Twitter account wrote: ‘Cazorla such a beautiful player man. Started off at Arsenal as a CAM, then was shifted to the left. Then beautifully remodelled his game and became one of the best in the country from early 2015. What a talent, ruined by injury for 2 years.’

This Arsenal Twitter account labelled the talented Spaniard as 'such a beautiful player'

This Arsenal Twitter account labelled the talented Spaniard as 'such a beautiful player'

This Arsenal Twitter account labelled the talented Spaniard as ‘such a beautiful player’

Meanwhile, this Arsenal supporter compared Cazorla to Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp

Meanwhile, this Arsenal supporter compared Cazorla to Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp

Meanwhile, this Arsenal supporter compared Cazorla to Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp

This fan was delighted to see Cazorla back playing football at a high level again

This fan was delighted to see Cazorla back playing football at a high level again

This fan was delighted to see Cazorla back playing football at a high level again

This Arsenal supporter would have loved to have kept the midfielder for at least one more year

This Arsenal supporter would have loved to have kept the midfielder for at least one more year

This Arsenal supporter would have loved to have kept the midfielder for at least one more year

This football fan insists it is a 'miracle that Santi is still playing football' after his injury hell

This football fan insists it is a 'miracle that Santi is still playing football' after his injury hell

This football fan insists it is a ‘miracle that Santi is still playing football’ after his injury hell

Another compared him to one Arsenal Invincible and legend in particular: ‘Most technically gifted player since (Dennis) Bergkamp.’

The praise didn’t stop there for the Spaniard, with another social media user saying: ‘Wow. It’s like he never stopped playing. Great to see him doing his thing.’

One fan still can’t believe how Cazorla has recovered from his injury hell to play at the highest level again.

He said on Twitter: ‘It’s a miracle that Santi is still playing football. Guy nearly lost his foot. So glad to see him back and looking sharp.’

The former Arsenal star has started both Villarreal’s first two games of the La Liga season, losing to Real Sociedad 2-1 in the opener before the draw with Sevilla.

This fan still 'can't tell' which is Cazorla's weak foot after seeing highlights of their former star

This fan still 'can't tell' which is Cazorla's weak foot after seeing highlights of their former star

This fan still ‘can’t tell’ which is Cazorla’s weak foot after seeing highlights of their former star

Plenty of fans couldn't take watching Cazorla in action against Sevilla on the weekend

Plenty of fans couldn't take watching Cazorla in action against Sevilla on the weekend

Plenty of fans couldn’t take watching Cazorla in action against Sevilla on the weekend

Cazorla became a fan favourite at Arsenal and his departure was met with plenty of sadness

Cazorla became a fan favourite at Arsenal and his departure was met with plenty of sadness

Cazorla became a fan favourite at Arsenal and his departure was met with plenty of sadness

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