Santi Cazorla OUT For Three Months, But No Replacement In January?
Posted by John Smith | Published on December 2, 2016
Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla is set to have surgery in Sweden on his ankle following recurring achilles problems. The Spaniard will be on the sidelines for the next three months at minimum in a turn of events that causes problems for the North London side.
Despite Jack Wilshere being on loan at Bournemouth as well as Mohamed Elneny travelling with Egypt for the African Cup of Nations, Wenger has admitted that he is still happy with his options in midfield and will not look towards reinforcements.
“In midfield we have many players, but there’s two reasons. We have the numbers in quality. Secondly, in January, you wouldn’t necessarily find a Cazorla even if you wanted to,” Wenger said.
Speaking of injury to Santi Cazorla, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger also revealed that right-back Mathieu Debuchy will be on the sidelines once again for another six weeks after coming off in the first half of the 3-1 win against Bournemouth.
Hector Bellerin, Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud will alll be missing for the Gunners on Saturday as they face London rivals West Ham United.