Arsenal & Santi Cazorla
Arsene Wenger met the press on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s match against Tottenham.
During the presser the Arsenal boss was asked for an update on Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla.
Cazorla has not featured for Arsenal since October of last year, when he picked up an achilles injury in a Champions League clash with Ludogorets.
The original diagnosis of the Spaniard’s problem suggested that he would be ruled out for just 3 weeks.
However, this has since proved to be far from the case, with Cazorla having now joined the likes of former Arsenal stars Tomas Rosicky and Abou Diaby in missing lengthy periods with what had originally been deemed only a minor issue.
Wenger: ‘I hope you are wrong’
Will Arsenal ever see Cazorla back in action?
According to Arsene Wenger, Santi Cazorla’s injury is “the worst I have ever known”.
Asked if the Spaniard might never play again, the Gunners boss replied: “I hope you are wrong.” Wenger added:
I must say, I know how much Santi Cazorla loves to play football and loves to be out there every day. I feel really sorry for what happened to him because it’s unbelievable.
I wish [that he’ll be back in January]. The last time I saw him was one month ago, he came here. I told him to prepare as well as he can, he has competent medical people around him, and to try to practice.
I have not spoken to him recently but I hope he comes back. I left him out of the squad hoping he’d be available in January, that was my target.