It’s been a year now since we see Santi Cazorla in action for Arsenal.
The Spaniard has been ruled out by a horrendous Achilles problem since our 6-0 win against Ludogorets in the Champions League in October last year.
Since then, the little magician has undergone a staggering eight different operations after running into complications during his recovery process.
However, he does now appear to be on the rigth trace, although it will be some time yet before we the 30-year-old donning the red and white jersey again.
So far so good, what we know about Cazorla injury and his recovery is that: He had an Achilles injury in October 2016 and his expected to be back in action in January 2018.
Cazorla in July said as quoted via Goal:
“Those who want to retire me will get to see me [play] again. I will return.
“I do not know how far I am [off returning] but I am convinced that I am going to play football again and at my best level.
“I am working on it and hopefully it can be as soon as possible. I am convinced that I will come back.”
What ArsenalWenger said concerning the Spaniard update (September 2017)
“The first signs are positive, but still he has not played for one and a half years.
“He is not in full training yet, he needs a few games with the reserve team. So I think if all goes well, it will be after Christmas.”
If Cazorla expected recovery according to reports is in January at all, there are chances the little Spanish magician could return for our Premier League second-leg clash with Chelsea at The Emirates.