Cazorla proved his fitness in pre-season training with Villarreal, though, earning a one-year contract with the Spanish club.
The 33-year-old believes that he still has some years left in the game.
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.
How the magician achieved the feat no one in the stadium could work out.
In front of a packed crowd, the magician first came up with an empty chamber filled with smoke, but surprised everyone by retrieving the midfielder from it.
He joined Arsenal a year later, going on to make 129 appearances for the Gunners, scoring 25 goals and winning the FA Cup twice.
The Spaniard spent seven years at Villarreal across two spells, eventually leaving in 2011 for Malaga. "I'm grateful to Villarreal, not just for how they opened the doors to me when I was 18, but for their unconditional support through hard moments and for re-opening the doors to me [now]".
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.
"How the president and the club do things here is an example to follow".