Arsene Wenger uncertain about midfielder after Injury update

Spanish player and Arsenal Star Santi Cazorla’s future is currently on the ropes after an update of his latest surgery.

The Spaniard has not made an appearance for the Gunners since the game in the Champions League against Ludogorets in October 2016, in line with series of problems with his Achilles, in which has seen done surgery nine times in just 14 months.

In a time, it was reported that a bacterial infection could have seen the Spaniard lose his leg, but now it seems he has come out of the worst part of the injury after another treatment in Spain.

Cazorla was widely expected to return to training in the opening of January transfer window, but that expectation was short lived as he was in the news last week that the Spanish player will be needing another surgery making that a setback. Which he underwent earlier this week and Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger said he is clueless as to when Cazorla would be returning to club, plus the Spaniard contract will expire in the coming summer.

“I sent him a message because he had surgery and wished him well,” said the Gunners boss, “He (Cazorla) answered ‘I have to start again from zero’”.

“It’s very sad. What Santi has gone through is unbelievable. It’s really, really sad. But unfortunately he has to start again from zero.”

Wenger added: “If all goes well he has to wait until he starts to run and after he starts to run it takes six weeks to come back to training.

“When he can start to run again I don’t know. I was hopeful of January, but after this setback certainly now not before February.”

Cazorla has made an overall 180 appearances for Arsenal, helping them to win two FA Cup since joining the North Londoners in 2012 from Malaga.

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