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Arsenal fans pay touching tribute to Santi Cazorla during win over Huddersfield

The Spaniard's career is under threat after a ninth operation on his achilles, and the Gunners fans responded with a classy gesture

The heartbreaking story of Santi Cazorla’s achilles injury goes on.

Yesterday it was revealed the Arsenal midfielder has had to undergo surgery for a ninth time on his ankle, much to the disappointment of not just Gunners fans but fans of the game in general.

The popular player hasn’t played since October 2016 and it was hoped he might return in January before yesterday’s crushing setback.

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But during the Gunners’ 5-0 thumping of Huddersfield on Wednesday night, the highlight for many wasn’t Mesut Ozil’s brilliant performance or the comfortable win, it was the tribute paid to Cazorla by the crowd.

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In the second half, the chant of ‘Ooh Santi Cazorla rang out’ for a minute with the Gunners already having sealed the three points.

The moment wasn’t lost of the fans, as Kelechi from Arsenal Fan TV pointed out…

Classy gesture on a terrific night for the club.