Arsenal welcomes Arsene Wenger and Santi Cazorla for farewell match in Emirates Cup this summer
- Arsenal bosses would like Arsene Wenger to return to the Emirates this year
- There are also plans to give Santi Cazorla the opportunity to say goodbye
- It would be Wenger’s first official performance since his departure in 2018
Arsenal plans to welcome legendary boss Arsene Wenger and former fans favorite Santi Cazorla back to the Emirates for a farewell match for next season.
Sportsmail understands that Wenger has already been contacted about the possibility of making his first official presence in the Emirates since his 22-year government ended in 2018.
Similarly, head of soccer operations Raul Sanllehi told a supporters forum last week that the club’s former playmaker Cazorla, whose career at Arsenal was destroyed by injuries, wants to give an opportunity to say goodbye to fans and there is hope to leave his current club. host Villarreal for a pre-season friendly.
Arsenal plans to welcome Arsene Wenger to the Emirates for the first time since 2018
The annual Emirates Cup offers the opportunity to face Villarreal, but because Arsenal is not sure whether they should play in European qualification games in the summer, the club still has to confirm their pre-season plans.
Wenger has said that he will always remain an Arsenal fan, but was rather reluctant to return to the Emirates after his bitter departure.
He left a year before his final contract would expire after being hunted by angry supporters.
Senior figures at the club, however, would like to come back and help unite the supporters behind Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal’s performance has improved since the arrival of Arteta, but they are only ninth in the Premier League.
There are also plans to give Santi Cazorla the opportunity to say goodbye to fans