I did write a piece on our website the other day playing down those reports, or wildly imagined rumours, about the Arsenal and Spain international star which suggested that Santi Cazorla had suffered some kind of setback to his recovery from an achilles problem which may have ended his playing career.
There was no evidence for this and a club spokesman said they were not aware of any setback even though they could not say when the Spaniard would be fit to play again. The player himself must have heard of all this as well, because this week he posted a picture of himself looking happy as he got back to some gym work on the road to his return to the Arsenal team, as reported by The Mirror.
Unfortunately we are not going to have the little magician back any time soon but the report reckons it will be in December and that could be the best early christmas present that Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans ever get. We have got used to every season tailing off after the festive period, only for the Gunners to finish strongly but nowhere near the champions, but getting Cazorla back around the halfway point could be just the boost we need to avoid this annual event.
Do you think and early Xmas appearance from Santi could help Arsenal to the EPL title?