Santi Cazorla presented to Villarreal fans in 'magical' unveiling

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Santi Cazorla was unveiled at Villarreal on Thursday

Cazorla also explained that he is still not injury free, but he promised he would give everything during his time with the club.

Cazorla, 33, feared his career was over when an infection he suffered after surgery nearly led to his foot being amputated in 2017.

Hey presto! The former Arsenal man appeared from thin air inside a glass tube.

Usually, when a new singing comes to your club you are usually greeted with a smiling picture or possibly a fancy video of them doing a few keepy-uppies but not at Villarreal.

The Spanish club unveiled Arsenal icon Santi Cazorla in one of the most freakish fashions ever seen in football.

But Cazorla is now fit and ready to end his two-year absence from the game.

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Santi Cazorla has joined Villarreal after six years at Arsenal

And Villarreal marked the return of the 33-year-old in unusual fashion by using a magic trick to present him to thousands of the club's fans.

But Cazorla was offered the chance to join Villarreal for pre-season and made his return to action 636 days on from his last Arsenal appearance, in a pre-season friendly against Hercules.

"I am eternally grateful to Villarreal for giving me unconditional support during these two years and always open the doors for me".

"How the president and the club do things here is an example to follow".

"I've always said that giving up was not an option". I still have some pains and I want to get rid of them and be 100 percent.

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