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Arsenal Star Hopes To Return Inside 3 Weeks After Revealing Possible Comeback Game

Arsenal star Santi Cazorla has revealed that he hopes to be back playing again inside three weeks and is targeting his comeback against Barcelona next month

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Arsenal star Santi Cazorla has revealed that he hopes to be back playing again inside three weeks and is targeting his comeback against Barcelona next month, according to ESPN.

Cazorla hasn’t featured for Arsenal for nearly three months after suffering a knee ligament injury at against Norwich City at Carrow Road back in late November.

The midfielder has been slowly working his way back to fitness following surgery and stepped-up his rehabilitation after returning to light running outside at London Colney earlier this month.

Arsene Wenger confirmed last week that the Spanish international was around 3-4 weeks away from making his first team comeback and it appears Cazorla has now got a specific match in mind.

The 31-year-old has been quoted by ESPN as telling Spanish reporters that he’s hoping to be back playing again in time for our Champions League last-16 second leg against Barcelona.

“I want to come back, it is hard to be outside and not be able to help,”

“Even more in a game as important as this against Barca. My objective is to be back for the second leg. The knee is improving all the time, and I hope to make it.”

Following tonight’s first leg, we will then head to the Nou Camp on March 16 for the return fixture so it looks like Cazorla is on course to play again inside the next three weeks, which is going to be a huge boost.

Not only will Cazorla be a big presence in Spain, but it could prove pivotal to have him back for our Premier League run-in as we look to land the title for the first time since 2004.

However, Santi is still going to miss some important fixtures over the coming weeks as not only do we face Barca tonight, but we’ve got some crucial league games against Manchester United and Tottenham coming up as well as possible FA Cup games against Hull and Watford.

We’ve got the required squad depth to cope without Cazorla for the next three weeks but it will still be a huge boost when he does make his comeback, so let’s hope he doesn’t suffer any setbacks when he resumes full training.

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