Santi Cazorla has posted a message to Arsenal fans saying he will be back in two months after the club confirmed he will undergo surgery on an Achilles problem and is set for a spell on the sidelines.
The midfielder is due to travel to Sweden for an operation with the club initially saying he would be out for three months after struggling to recover from an injury picked up against Ludogorets.
Manager Arsene Wenger has admitted his absence will be a “very big blow” but says the club had little option but to opt for surgery in a bid to fix the problem.
Cazorla has now taken to Instagram to post a video message where he seems optimistic about his recovery and claims he could be back in action as early as February.
“Hi to everyone. I want to say that we found where the pain is coming from. The doctor says to me it’s a quick surgery. I will be back in two months, so thanks you very much for your support and see you soon.”
Cazorla’s injury is a big blow for the Gunners, he has already been missed in the short time he has been sidelined and his absence will be felt keenly as we approach a busy time in the fixture list.
However, the club will be hopeful he can return as soon as possible and his latest comments will fill the club with hope, although some caution is obviously needed.