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Arsenal star: Club have told me I’ll be out for 4 months
Our injury woes continue as Santi Cazorla has revealed that he’s likely to be out for nearer four months rather than the three months he was initially expected to be sidelined for.
Cazorla suffered a serious knee injury during our 1-1 draw at Norwich City last month and was immediately sent to see Spanish knee specialist Dr Roman Cugat.
The doctor confirmed Santi had suffered knee ligament damage and the midfielder decided to undergo surgery immediately rather than seek a second opinion, and he was initially ruled out for three months.
The 31-year-old has now been speaking to Spanish radio station Cadena Cope and he’s revealed that Arsenal have informed him he’s more likely to be out for around four months, which would mean he wouldn’t return until April.
However, Santi says he’s prepared to work hard in order to try and return in three months which would see him make his comeback nearer March, but we’ll have to wait and see how his rehab goes.
Here’s what he’s had to say:
“Arsenal have told me it will be between three and four months, which may be closer to four,” Cazorla is quoted as saying by the Express.
“I am trying to take it well. These are the things that happen in football and I am trying to recover as soon as possible.
“I have to be ready mentally to work and hopefully I can shorten the recovery time as much as possible.
“I do not want to set a time but I want to play in three months. I do not want to extend it more if it is possible.
“I have already said that I will work hard, I want to make everything I can to play in March but we will see how it goes.
“We are not going to force it if is going to be bad. But my priority is to play in March.
“The club have told me to be calm and that when I return we will be in the finals (laughs). I hope so. The important thing is that the team do well and I recover as soon as possible.”
It’s a huge blow to lose Cazorla for 3-4 months as he’s been a central figure in our team this season and with Coquelin also out for the long-term, we’ve lost both our starting midfield pair.
In their absence, Flamini is set to start alongside Ramsey but I think I’m not the only one who hopes Arsene Wenger plans to bring in reinforcements in January…