Santi Cazorla has not turned out for Arsenal since October 2016 after a nightmare 12 months for the brilliant midfielder.
The 32-year-old has undergone eight operations over the last year in a bid to return to the field, but he remains on the sidelines approaching 2018.
Cazorla recently gave an open interview to Marca, where he revealed that doctors had told him he should be satisfied to walk again after contracting gangrene following an operation.
His last operation, which was a reconstruction of his Achilles tendon, took place in May, and it is understood that the midfielder is confident of returning to training in the new year.
On Friday, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger revealed that Cazorla, who is valued at £10.2m by transfermarket.co.uk, was in good spirits despite an extremely frustrating year out of the game.
As expected, the English club’s supporters took to Twitter to pay tribute to the Spaniard, who many feel is their most talented footballer.
A selection of the best Twitter reaction from the Arsenal fans can be seen below:
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) November 3, 2017
Literally our best player
— Michael McCollum (@Skarmory93) November 3, 2017
Ohhh santi Cazorla miss you
— Tinö Döuaihy (@DouaihyTino) November 3, 2017
The day he'll make his comeback would be one of the most treasured days of my life. Come back sooner and stronger Santi. ❤️
— Quícksílver (@DashOfBellerin) November 3, 2017
Oh lad will be happy to receive u back on track
— Aziz Mustafa (@AzizMus74783014) November 3, 2017
All the best,we miss your magical touch in our midfield
— ™Moxy Toxy James 👊 (@moxyladejames) November 3, 2017
Our strongest player.
— Erika (@fred_burkles) November 3, 2017
Best player of post Highbury era
— Wilsherefan (@SohamAFC) November 3, 2017
quick recovery magician
— @Sir_Quluh (@quluh_sir) November 3, 2017
One of my fav players. Wish him speedy recovery
— Bipin (@ibipn) November 3, 2017