Santi Cazorla sends open message to Arsenal fans

Santi Cazorla's return from injury for Arsenal has been delayed by another operation

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Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla Photo: Santi Cazorla / Instagram

Santi Cazorla has taken to social media to reveal that his hopes of making a comeback from injury for Arsenal have taken a fresh blow.

The Spanish playmaker has not featured for Arsenal since last October after a string of operations on his ankle.

Cazorla contracted gangrene in his right ankle and was forced to undergo a number of operations to correct the problem.

It had been hoped that Cazorla was on his way towards full fitness as he continues his recovery.

But the 32-year-old’s comeback has been further delayed after he revealed that he had had further ankle surgery on Wednesday morning.

Cazorla wrote on Twitter: “Some discomfort in the tendon that had dragged the last few days,

“I have had to undergo surgery. It is delaying the date of my return to the pitch, I maintain the motivation to enjoy my great passion, football.”

Arsenal fans will be hoping to see Cazorla back in action for the Gunners at some point this season as his injury nightmare continues.

Now, however, it remains unclear when the Spaniard will be able to return to action for the north London side.

The Gunners return to Premier League action on Saturday evening when they take on Manchester United at The Emirates in the Premier League.

The north London side are aiming to claw their way back into contention for the Premier League title this season after having finished fifth in the top flight last term.

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