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Arsenal star Santi Cazorla heads back into gym for first time as he looks for Gunners return after seven months out

Gunners star posts video from the gym as he works on strengthening ankle

Santi Cazorla has returned to the gym for the first time as he plots his comeback from long-term injury.

The Arsenal star missed a massive 43 matches last season after an ankle injury sustained in October kept him until the end of the season.

Santi Cazorla filmed himself back in the gym as he plots an Arsenal comeback

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Santi Cazorla filmed himself back in the gym as he plots an Arsenal comeback

The Arsenal midfielder missed 43 after an ankle injury led to complications with his Achilles

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The Arsenal midfielder missed 43 after an ankle injury led to complications with his Achilles

Cazorla, 32, needed was initially expected to miss just three weeks.


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The injury was much worse than first feared and Cazorla eventually needed multiple surgeries on his ankle and then Achilles.

But the midfielder is hoping to return next season.

The Spanish international has now filmed himself working hard on strengthening his foot.

He wrote he was hoping “to be back soon… important to have a good balance.”

Some reports stated that Cazorla may not EVER play for the club again.

Cazorla last played in October last year

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Cazorla last played in October last year

The Gunners fan favourite has missed 71 matches since joining the club in 2012

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The Gunners fan favourite has missed 71 matches since joining the club in 2012

Cazorla rubbished those claims, but is still not expected back until at least October as the midfielder attempts to beat the odds.

He said: “You feel like throwing in the towel but my desire to play football is above everything.

“I haven’t been given a time frame. It’s very difficult to put a date, but I don’t think it will be before five months.”

Despite his obvious impact on the Gunners – Cazorla is a firm fan favourite –  he has struggled with injuries since joining the club in 2012.

Cazorla has played just 180 matches in five seasons with the club, missing 71 games in that period.

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