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Cazorla suffers injury setback and could be out until December 0

Posted on May 31, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla could be out of action until December after undergoing his eighth operation in less than a year to fix his achilles injury. The Spanish international last featured for the Gunners in October 2016 but has continued to suffer setbacks in his recovery which throw his return date into doubt.

According to, Cazorla underwent an operation on Monday which is likely to see him absent for another five months. His first time under the knife was December 2016 but found himself in the operating room a month later due to issues in rehabilitation. He was expected to return before the end of the season but was eventually ruled out for the campaign in March.

Arsenal linked with a move for Nice star 0

Posted on May 03, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal are hot on the trail of Nice central midfielder Jean Michael Seri, according to reports from the Guardian. The reports suggest that the Gunners are in negotiations over a £20million deal for the star.

However, any potential deal could be complicated by the fact that the likes of Tottenham, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are also believed to be interested in signing the midfield ace.

Seri has helped Nice to an unexpected challenge for the Ligue One title this season, as the Eaglets are currently six points behind French league leaders Monaco. The 25-year-old Ivory Coast international has scored six goals and produced nine assists in the French top-flight.

Will Santi Cazorla be offered a new deal by Arsenal? 0

Posted on March 24, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has been out of action since October with an achilles injury and has been ruled out for the season due to a setback in his recovery. The Spanish playmaker, who joined the Gunners in 2012, has made just 22 Premier League appearances since the start of the 2015/16 season with injuries limiting his game time. His contract is up in the summer and the club haven’t offered an extension so will Cazorla leave at the end of the season?

Wenger laments loss of Cazorla 0

Posted on March 03, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla is expected to be out for the season after a setback with an achilles injury and manager Arsene Wenger admitted sadness that the Spaniard won’t be featuring again for the Gunners. Cazorla picked up the initial injury back in October but has endured setbacks on the road to recovery which have kept him sidelined ever since.

The 32-year-old has made seven Premier League starts this season, scoring and creating four goals. He was key at the heart of the midfield, collecting the ball from the defence and feeding the attack in a simple fashion, retaining high level of possession as well as dictating tempo. Cazorla has struggled with injuries over the last couple of seasons, however, and his manager laments his latest absence.

Is more summer investment needed in central midfield? 0

Posted on February 26, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

With Santi Cazorla having underlying problems with an ankle injury, Aaron Ramsey suffering from muscle problems limiting his game time, Mohamed Elneny falling down the pecking order and Francis Coquelin enduring a dramatic dip in form, do Arsenal need to invest in central midfield for next season?

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be a feature in a central role for the rest of the campaign given his industry and creativity, which raises questions on why so many other options have failed to convince given Arsenal’s depth in the position. Jack Wilshere would have been a like-for-like replacement for Cazorla but he’s been on loan at Bournemouth.

Arsenal will miss Santi Cazorla 1

Posted on February 23, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal have experienced an injury blow with Spanish playmaker Santi Cazorla ruled of the rest of the campaign through an ankle injury. The 32-year-old had not played for Arsenal since being substituted in the Gunners 6-0 Champions League win over Ludogorets in October.

Arsenal does have a lot of midfield talent, but even so the Gunners are likely to miss the influential little Spaniard. There is certainly not a like for like replacement for the playmaker in the Gunners squad.

Influential in retaining possession

Santi Cazorla’s season is now officially over as midfielder suffers injury setback 0

Posted on February 23, 2017 by Milos Markovic

The 32-year-old midfielder Santi Cazorla has been ruled out since October and according to the reports from Daily Mail, the Spanish international is out for the rest of the season with the fresh injury setback.

Cazorla has been hit with an ankle injury during the recovery process and is thought to be in need for a third operation since December which is expected to end his hopes of getting back on the pitch this term.

Santi Cazorla firs went under the knife in December 2016 to deal with the Achilles tendon, which further on required an additional surgery last month in effort to permanently cure the problem.

Cazorla could be out for a further three months for Arsenal 0

Posted on January 05, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed midfielder Santi Cazorla could be out of action for a further three months after suffering a setback in his recovery from an achilles injury. The Spanish international has been out of action since October and may not be back for the Gunners until spring.

“At the moment, he is far (from returning). It’s not going as quickly as I imagined it, so certainly in January he will not come back. It is (frustrating) because he’s such a great player and as well because he has started the season in such a tremendous way. He was the dominating player in our squad at the start of the season and we suddenly lost him,” said Wenger.

Arsene Wenger keen on Juventus ace 0

Posted on January 03, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly made a personal phone call to Juventus star playmaker Miralem Pjanic regarding a potential move to the Emirates Stadium.

The French tactician is in the market searching for replacements for Santi Cazorla, who is believed to be heading towards the exit door at Arsenal.

The 32-year-old Spain international is currently sidelined with injury after having a surgery on his chronic ankle problem last month, but is running out of contract and is unlikely to be offered a new deal at the Emirates.

Arsenal lining up Isco as Santi Cazorla replacement 1

Posted on December 08, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal are being linked with Real Madrid midfielder Isco who is reported to have told his manager that he wants to leave the club in January. The Gunners are rueing their luck as playmaker Santi Cazorla is ruled out for up to three months with injury, but Isco would provide a fantastic long-term replacement.

The 24-year-old has failed to nail down a starting role with Los Blancos this season, but has impressed in a more withdrawn central midfield role under manager Zinedine Zidane. Isco has scored and created four goals in his new position for Real Madrid, averaging a successful dribble and chance created every 22 minutes.

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