Thursday 20 September 2018

Santi Cazorla facing further spell on the sidelines as injury woes continues

Santi Cazorla
Santi Cazorla

Tom Allnutt

Santi Cazorla's return from injury looks set to be delayed further after the Arsenal midfielder underwent another operation on his Achilles.

Cazorla has not played for the Gunners since October last year and said earlier this month he almost lost his foot due to a serious infection.

Arsene Wenger had expressed hope Cazorla might recover in time to feature again in January but the 32-year-old appears to have suffered a fresh set-back.

Cazorla tweeted on Wednesday: "Due to some discomfort in the tendon the last few days, I have had to undergo surgery.

"It is delaying the date of my return to the field. I maintain my hope and motivation to enjoy my great passion, football."

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