Wenger Confirms Cazorla Out For ‘Weeks’ & Is Worried Giroud Is Set To Join Him

By on September 14, 2013

Santi-Cazorla

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that midfielder Santi Cazorla is set to miss the next 4-6 weeks after picking up an ankle injury while away with Spain last week, according to Goal.

Cazorla missed Saturday’s 3-1 win away at Sunderland after returning home from international duty with an ankle problem and while the injury was only initially expected to keep the player out for a matter of days, it now seems it’s worse than first feared.

Speaking after today’s victory at the Stadium of Light, Wenger confirmed that Cazorla would be out for a ‘few weeks’ and he’s not expected to play again before the next international break – which would rule him out of action for Arsenal until the 19th October.

“Cazorla has an ankle problem. He will be out for a few weeks as well.

“I don’t think he will play before the next international break.” Wenger is quoted as saying by Goal

The news will come as a huge blow with the likes of Mikel Arteta, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lukas Podolski, Abou Diaby and Tomas Rosicky already on the sidelines.  It means the former Malaga man is likely to miss the Gunners next six games against Marseille, Stoke, WBA, Swansea, Napoli and WBA again.

There could be further bad news on the injury front with in-form striker Olivier Giroud substituted late on after picking up what appeared to be a knee injury and Wenger is fearing the worst.

“That’s my worry [that Giroud is injured], today, after the game,” he said. “We are very thin at the moment.

“It’s a knee problem. He is the player at the moment who we cannot lose.” Wenger is quoted as saying by Goal

With Podolski and Yaya Sanogo injured, Arsenal have no recognised striker available and may be forced to use Theo Walcott through the middle or call on youngster Chuks Akpom to fill the void if Giroud is ruled out.

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9 Comments

  1. GeeFive

    September 14, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    It’s Chuba Akpom. Chuks Aneke.

  2. pistolpete

    September 14, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Why is it always Arsenal players that come back injured and with 6 out now it looks like not covering more positions during the transfer window will come back to haunt Wenger, Crazy!!!!

  3. pissedoffgoon

    September 14, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Unbelievably…
    WTF.

  4. martins nomuoja

    September 14, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Wenger is the architect of his own problem. Due to his stubbornness and greed, he refused to buy additional strikers. Let him replace the injured players.

    • PJH

      September 15, 2013 at 4:19 am

      Absolutely correct that his inexcusable lack of action is coming home to roost for AW. But why call it ‘greed’? It’s not as if he’s working on a commission from the club’s profit.

      It’s due to AW’s stubbornness (sticking to his principle of not ‘overpaying’ whatever that means anymore), but not greed.

  5. Audu

    September 14, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Bentner shud b worked upon quickly if giroud’s ijury bcomes pronounced.Gunaz shall succeed by God’s grace.

  6. Audu

    September 14, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Iwish giroud n others very quick recoveries.up gunaz

  7. Musa

    September 14, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    It will be a very bad one for arsenal if Giroud jioun on the side line.

  8. Dosunmu gbenga

    September 14, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Wenger caused most of d problem facing arsenal now abt d player there should b additional sriker, i know they will overcome it, up gunners.

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