Santi Cazorla has sent an encouraging message to the Arsenal faithful as he continues his long road to recovery 

The 32-year-old started last season in inspired form, helping the Gunners stay in touch with rivals at the top of the Premier League table.

However, Cazorla suffered an injury in a Champions League group stage clash with Ludogorets in October 2016 and he has remained out of action ever since.

The Spaniard was left out of the official 25-man squad which was announced by Arsenal for the new season, which means he is unlikely to feature until January at the earliest.

However, the former Malaga star has taken to social media to prove he is certainly not giving up on a return to action…

Training hard! Pushing harder! @pumafootball @arsenal @premierleague

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