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Villarreal spectacularly unveil former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla

Villarreal spectacularly unveil former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla

As such, an "illusionist" was employed along with a large glass tube full of dry ice, which was used to spirit Cazorla from thin air.

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

Villarreal presented former Arsenal midfielder, Santi Cazorla, to fans in what could be the most freaky unveiling of the summer.

The capsule is then opened and Santi is out to wave at the Villarreal fans who have turned up to see him. t's utterly mental but as far as unveilings go, it's well and truly set the bar.

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Santi Cazorla has joined Villarreal after six years at Arsenal

However, a bloke in a waistcoat works his magic and before you know it the smoke fades and Cazorla becomes visible.

The freakish presentation started off with an empty capsule on a platform inside the Estadio de la Ceramica before it began to fill up with white smoke on Thursday evening. After a while, as the smoke cleared, out came Santi Cazorla from inside the chamber.

The 33-year-old has joined Spanish side Villarreal ahead of the new La Liga season - but it's safe to say no player has ever had an introduction as weird as this. The popular Spaniard rejoins Villarreal 7 years after leaving them but he is still incredibly popular in that part of the world. The trick starts with an empty glass cylinder being shown to the crowd. "It's a club that for me is an example and that always does things well despite the difficulties", Cazorla added.

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