Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that Santi Cazorla could return to action after Christmas if he does not suffer another relapse.
The Spaniard has been ruled out of action for about 18 months due to several injury worries, playing just 23 appearances in the Premier League in the last two seasons.
The former Villareal midfielder played a pivotal role in the Gunners’ previous campaigns, giving the team a needed balance and his absence from the current midfield setting as caused the North Londoners some vital points in recent seasons.
It is understood that Santi Cazorla could make a return to action in the first part of the current season after posting pictures and videos of his rehabilitation on social media much to the delight of Arsenal fans.
However, Arsene Wenger has laid to rest speculation that the 32-year-old could return to the field of play before Christmas, citing his long absence from the game as a reason why he would have to stay a bit longer on the sidelines.
The Frenchman said the midfielder will need to get some games with the reserve team before making a return to the first team, stressing that the player will not be rushed back into action.