"I will take it step by step, but hopefully I can come back earlier than first expected. However, let's wait and see."
Fabregas added: "I will be coming back to England in two weeks' time, and after being assessed by the physios, we will set a target date for my return."
The news will have come as a welcome boost to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who has other long-term absentees Eduardo, Theo Walcott and Tomas Rosicky all building towards first-team returns before the end of the season.
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