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Arsenal star set to make long-awaited injury comeback vs Spurs
According to the Express, Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla is set to make his long-awaited injury comeback against Tottenham Hotspur at the start of next month.
Cazorla has been on the sidelines since suffering knee ligament damage during our draw with Norwich City at the end of November.
The Spaniard has already missed 15 games and is set to sit out a further four fixtures against Hull City, Barcelona, Manchester United and Swansea over the coming weeks.
However, the Express claim that Cazorla will then be ready to make his first team comeback for our crucial trip to White Hart Lane on March 5th.
If true, it would be a major boost as we’ve sorely missed Cazorla’s presence in midfield over the past few months with none of our other midfielder players capable of distributing the ball in transition from defence to attack with quite as much precision as the Spaniard.
Arsene Wenger’s last update on Cazorla was on Friday when he said it was a matter of ‘weeks’ before he would be back in contention. When asked for an update on Cazorla and Wilshere, the boss is quoted as saying by the Express:
“They are on a fitness programme now so it means it is not a question of months anymore, it is a question of weeks for them to be back.”
We should get another update from Wenger at some point this week so hopefully it will be positive news and we’ll see the midfielder step-up his rehab by resuming full training over the coming weeks.