Report: Massive boost for Arsenal as long-time absentee returns to squad
Arsenal and Spain midfielder Santi Cazorla is set for a surprise return to the fold after he was named in the Gunners squad for the Europa League, according to a report.
The Sun has revealed that despite there being concerns the Spaniard would never play again after a number of operations to repair an Achilles problem, he is now in line for a comeback.
Cazorla, 33, has been sidelined ever since he damaged his ankle in his side’s Champions League victory over Ludogorets back in October 2016.
Numerous attempts at making a return were then hit by relapses and an infection picked up by the Spaniard following his last operation almost led to the midfielder losing his foot.
However, his reemergence into the Arsenal line-up will be like a new signing as he has been out of action for so long.
And the Gunners have missed the cool-headed Spaniard in the centre of the park – his control of the ball, his ability to control the midfield, and his mazy runs have been sorely needed.
It has been a fantastic week for the north London side off the pitch after their defeat to Swansea City on Tuesday night.
With Mesut Ozil finally putting pen to paper on a new deal that will see him remain in the capital for three more years, and the signing of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang – the potential return of Cazorla will undoubtedly put a smile on the faces of the Arsenal faithful.
In other Arsenal news, Piers Morgan delivered his verdict on Olivier Giroud’s move to Chelsea.