Cazorla injury confirmed as ligament damage

Date published: Wednesday 2nd December 2015 10:03

Santi Cazorla Arsenal

Arsenal are still waiting for a return date for Santi Cazorla but the bad news is that he has sustained ligament damage.

The Spanish midfielder jarred his knee during a 46th-minute clash with Norwich midfielder Gary O’Neil, but still played the entire 9o minutes of the 1-1 draw.

“The worrying thing was that it got worse,” said Arsene Wenger after the match, making a million people ask ‘why the sodding hell didn’t you take him off then?’

Cazorla has already been ruled out of Saturday’s Premier League game at home to Sunderland and next Wednesday’s decisive Champions League tie at Olympiakos, which the Gunners must win by any other scoreline than 1-0 or 2-1.

The Gunners are currently missing ten players through injury, with Alexis Sanchez (hamstring) now ruled out for three-four weeks.

With central midfielder Francis Coquelin ruled out until February, Wenger is likely to turn to a midfield pairing of Mathieu Flamini and Aaron Ramsey to take the Gunners through the festive period.

 

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