A video released this afternoon has provided an explanation for exactly why Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has missed almost 12 months of action with the Gunners.
Cazorla, who had developed into one of Arsene Wenger’s key men in North London since his arrival from Malaga in 2012, 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.
As per the aforementioned video, released by Seraphin health earlier today, Cazorla actually recovered from his achilles problem in February, but a host of further complications have hampered the 32-year-old since.
A full breakdown of the Spanish international’s torturous 12 months is provided below:
Santi Cazorla Injury Summary
🔻Minor Achilles Injury in Oct 2016
🔻8 surgeries since for a bone infection, an open wound, and skin issues pic.twitter.com/ZWGniTB2FR
— Seraphin Health 🏥 (@SeraphinHealth) September 26, 2017