Arsene Wenger has revealed that Santi Cazorla is set for a period on the sidelines having missed today’s 3-1 win over Sunderland.
The Spaniard was ever-present in the Premier League for the Gunners last season, but after the match the manager told the press, “Cazorla has an ankle problem. He will be out for a few weeks as well. I don’t think he will play before the next international break.”
The next international break, for reference, is on the 6th of October and Arsenal have 6 games before that. It’s a real blow, but one somewhat offset by the presence of Mesut Ozil.
Wenger also admitted his fear that Olivier Giroud’s knee injury may prove more serious than we’d like.
“That’s my worry today after the game,” he said. “We are very thin at the moment. It isa knee problem. He is the player at the moment that would be very difficult for us to replace.”
Let’s keep fingers crossed over Ollie and hope Santi can get back to fitness sooner rather than later.