Cazorla set to boost Arsenal

Santi Cazorla is hoping to return to Arsenal's first team in time for the trip to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday, October 6.

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Tomas Rosicky and Santi Cazorla: Before injury problems hit

Tomas Rosicky and Santi Cazorla: Before injury problems hit

The Spain midfielder was not expected back after an ankle injury before the next month's international break but tweeted: "I will be fit maybe in one week, I hope I can play at West Brom."

Cazorla, 28, has missed the Gunners' last four matches in all competitions due to the problem and, prior to possibly travelling to The Hawthorns, will miss the trip to Swansea on Saturday and hosting Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday.

As well as Cazorla, manager Arsene Wenger is without Theo Walcott (stomach), Yaya Sanogo (back), Lukas Podolski (hamstring), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby (both knee).

However, Mikel Arteta came through 95 minutes unscathed in Wednesday's Capital One Cup third-round tie with the Baggies, which the Gunners won 4-3 on penalties after it finished 1-1 after extra-time.

Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky is also due back to training on Monday ahead of the visit of Rafael Benitez's Italian leaders to The Emirates the following day.

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nd we always will love Ozil. I don't really mind if no other team can see just how brilliant he is, or if people think he is rubbish, because we know he is far from it. He is a fantastic player, and if people cannot see that it can only be a good thing, in that he will be at Arsenal for years to come, pulling the strings from behind a glass veil.

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