Arsenal fans are absolutely buzzing after Santi Cazorla makes surprising revelation

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Santi Cazorla has had a nightmare few years.

The midfielder has had to battle numerous injuries which have curtailed his appearances for the club.

He has played just 32 times in the past three seasons, and is yet to make an outing at all this campaign.

And, with his contract running out in the summer, it seemed as if the Spaniard had played his last game in an Arsenal shirt.

Cazorla trained before the club's Europa League semi-final first leg against Atletico Madrid last Thursday, but Wenger revealed that he was unsure whether he will stay in north London beyond this summer.

"He feels well," Wenger said after the 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium. "But he needs a full preparation and pre-season to try to come back. Will he come back, and where? I don’t know. Will he stay at Arsenal? I don’t know."

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So, it looked a strong possibility that Cazorla had played his last game for Arsenal.

But Cazorla has now hinted that may not be the case.

The 33-year-old seems to be edging closer to a return to the pitch. He even trained with Real Oviedo on Monday as he continues his recovery from a foot injury.

And afterwards, Cazorla said the news that all Arsenal fans wanted to hear. He confirmed that he is targeting a return to the pitch before the end of this season.

"I've still got some way to go, because after being sidelined for 18 months, everything has to be done in its own time," he admitted.

"But the sensations I have keep getting better and I'm feeling optimist about the future. The objective is to play some part with the team before the season ends, but we have to take things carefully."

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Cazorla also revealed that his comeback from injury has been a 'real struggle', but he reiterated his desire to return to the pitch as soon as possible.

"After being out for so long it will take a while to get back into form, it's a real struggle, but when you have been out like I have, you also notice pains elsewhere - apart from what I've had with my tendon.

"But all of that must mean that I am doing things right, and I hope to be back as soon as possible."

This will come as fantastic news. Cazorla is highly regarded at the club, and it has been nothing short of heartbreaking to see what he's gone through not just for Arsenal fans, but for all football supporters.

And understandably, Arsenal fans were absolutely ecstatic to hear the news that he may be back before the end of the season.

Some have even called for him to be installed to the team in time for the Europa League final, if the club get there of course.

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