Arsenal Suffer Injury Blow As Key Man Ruled Out For At Least 2 Games

By on November 22, 2016

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Arsenal have been dealt another blow with the Evening Standard reporting that Santi Cazorla will miss at least another two games as he continues to overcome an Achilles injury.

Cazorla has been on the sidelines since limping out of our 6-0 Champions League victory over Ludogorets at the Emirates on October 19th after aggravating a long-standing Achilles problem.

The 31-year-old was hampered by the issue throughout last season and has once again struggled to recover from the injury this campaign, with the Spaniard already missing our last six matches in all competitions.

Cazorla has been to see specialist Dr Ramon Cugat in Spain in a bid to finally overcome the niggling injury but so far he’s been unable to step-up his recovery after still feeling pain whenever he’s tried to return to training.

And it looks as though we’re going to be without Cazorla for a little while longer as the Evening Standard claim that the midfielder has now been ruled out for at least another two games.

It means Santi will miss tomorrow’s crucial Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain at the Emirates and also sit out our Premier League showdown with Bournemouth at the weekend.

The good news is that the Evening Standard seem to suggest that Arsene Wenger is hopeful that Cazorla will be able to finally make his return to action at the start of December and get himself fully fit ahead of the busy Christmas and New Year period.

If Cazorla could resume full training next week then he could put himself in the frame to feature against Southampton on November 30th but the chances are Wenger would be cautious with him and may hold him back for the West Ham game at the start of next month.

There’s no doubt we’ve sorely missed Cazorla over the past six weeks so fingers crossed he’s able to make a successful return as quickly as possible as his presence in the team will come as a big boost to our title chances.

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