Arsenal Boss Confirms Devastating Cazorla Injury Setback + Offers Wilshere Update
Arsene Wenger has confirmed some devastating news after confirming a setback for Santi Cazorla while Jack Wilshere is still at least 3 weeks away from fitness
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed some devastating news after revealing that Santi Cazorla could miss the rest of the season with a fresh Achilles injury while Jack Wilshere is still at least 3 weeks away from fitness, according to Sky Sports News.
Cazorla has been on the sidelines in recent months after undergoing knee surgery in late November after suffering cruciate ligament damage during our 1-1 draw at Norwich City last year.
The 31-year-old has been progressing well and stepped-up his recovery after returning to light training earlier this month with the view to making his first team return in the next fortnight.
However, Wenger has told reporters that while Cazorla’s knee injury has recovered well the midfielder has now been forced to stop training after developing tendonitis. The boss is quoted as saying by Sky Sports:
“Santi is not doing too well. He has some Achilles problems that hold him back. His knee is doing well but his Achilles has inflamed a little bit and we have to put him off impact.”
Cazorla has always suffered from Achilles problems in the past and it looks like this latest issue could jeopardise his season as when asked if Cazorla will return in April, Wenger was reluctant to commit to a comeback date:
“We have to see now how he responds. He had always a little tendonitis on his Achilles and we have to see how he responds to that.”
The Cazorla setback is a devastating blow and it’s been compounded by the news that Jack Wilshere is still at least three weeks away from making his first appearance of the season.
Wilshere has yet to play a single minute of competitive football this season after suffering a broken fibula in training at the start of August and Arsene has confirmed the midfielder is still at least three weeks away from being in contention.
“Jack is doing quite well but has still not been outside yet. Running, I think, starts again this week. Three to four weeks [until he is back].” Wenger told Sky Sports
“I can understand you worry for the England team. I worry as well. I’m a supporter of England.”
With Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also ruled out for up to eight weeks, it looks like we’ll have to make-do with the midfield options we currently have available and pray that Wilshere and/or Cazorla can get themselves fit as quickly as possible.
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