Santi Cazorla’s comeback from one of the more heartbreaking injuries and rehabilitations in recent memory has been delayed even more due to discomfort the player experienced in his problematic tendon that’s led to yet another procedure, the midfielder tweeted a few hours ago:
Debido a unas molestias en el tendón que llevaba arrastrando los ultimos dias, he tenido que volver a pasar por el quirofano. Toca retrasar la fecha de vuelta a los terrenos de juego, mantengo la ilusión y motivación para volver a disfrutar de mi gran pasión, el futbol.#football pic.twitter.com/HpYYRd9VyQ— Santi Cazorla (@19SCazorla) November 29, 2017
As indicated above there is no timetable for his return to the pitch. Getting Cazorla back this season would have been filled a crucial role within this current setup Arsene Wenger has used since last spring: a highly technical midfielder who can dribble for days: an excellent option to rotate Aaron Ramsey with. The last time Cazorla featured regularly he was asked to not only create with passes and dribbles but also ensuring Francis Coquelin’s deficiencies were minimized by sticking him close to his midfield partner so mistakes from Coquelin while in possession were as infrequent as possible.
There’s something very cruel how these things suddenly take a turn for the worse, and I know we’re all hoping this is just a minor bump in the road back to full recovery and that we’ll get to see him in an Arsenal shirt again.