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Key Arsenal midfielder ruled out of Man Utd clash – report
It looks like Arsenal have received yet another injury blow ahead of our crunch clash with Manchester United as Santi Cazorla looks set to miss the trip to Old Trafford.
Cazorla hasn’t featured since aggravating a long-standing Achilles injury during our 6-0 thrashing of Ludogorets on the 19th October and he’s been forced to sit on the sidelines for our last five games in all competitions.
Arsene Wenger has been cautious not to commit to a firm return date for Santi as the injury is unpredictable but well-known Arsenal fan and Twitter ITK @AFCamden has provided a worrying update on his fitness.
Writing on his website, AFCamden revealed that club insiders have informed him that Cazorla has been ruled out of our key game against Man Utd on Saturday and is unlikely to be back until December at the earliest.
Santi was plagued by this Achilles problem last season and it’s only taken a couple of months in to the new campaign for the issue to flare-up again so it’s certainly a huge concern for Wenger.
Cazorla has been a vital part of our early-season form and he’s been a huge miss in recent weeks so it’s a big blow to hear he’s no closer to making his comeback, and I think the club will be cautious not to rush him back.
Obviously we should wait for some more concrete news to come out before we get to disheartened and Wenger should provide an update at his pre-match press conference later this week, but it seems we’ll be without Cazorla for the foreseeable future.