The Spanish midfielder did exactly that with a fabulous effort, one he “didn’t know where it was going until the last second”, to provide a lifeline for the Gunners.
Arsenal v Aston Villa
The FA Cup Final
Wembley Stadium connected by EE
5.30pm, Saturday 30 May
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The strike sparked his side into life, and they produced a famous comeback to win 3-2 after extra-time – but there was no doubt it was Cazorla’s moment of magic that saw the tide turn in Arsene Wenger’s side’s favour.
As he prepares to play in his second FA Cup Final on Saturday, when Arsenal face Aston Villa at Wembley, Cazorla sat down with FATV to revisit his momentous set-piece strike.
Watch his reaction and hear his memories in the video below.