Diminutive, skilful and dazzling, those words may be short in describing Spain international and Arsenal play maker Santi Cazorla.
The 31-year-old sensational midfielder picked up a nasty injury when Arsenal drew with Norwich City in the Premier league over a fortnight ago but was sidelined for up to four months after a successful surgery.
However, Santi the Saint Cazorla has revealed that he is recuperating very well and believes with hard work he will come back as scheduled and ahead of the stipulated date.
Speaking to Cadena Cope, he said:
“I am trying to take it well. These are the things that happen in football and I am trying to recover as soon as possible. I have to be ready mentally to work and hopefully I can shorten the recovery time as much as possible.
Three months is going to be a long period to be sidelined as he is the pivot in the midfield for Arsenal. But he has said that he is keen on returning ahead of schedule. He further said:
“I do not want to set a time but I want to play in three months. I do not want to extend it more if it is possible. Arsenal have told me it will be between three and four months, which may be closer to four. I have already said that I will work hard, I want to make everything I can to play in March but we will see how it goes. We are not going to force it if is going to be bad. But my priority is to play in March.
In the absence of Santi, Arsenal qualified for Champions League round of 16 and Ramsey has been playing in his stead.
We wish Santi well and hope he recovers soonest.