To paraphrase the famous American author and wit Mark Twain, the reports of the death of the playing career of Santi Cazorla have been greatly exaggerated, or at least I hope they have because it would represent a huge blow to Arsenal as well as the player if they prove to be correct.
It was being reported this morning that the Spaniard had suffered another complication of the achilles injury that kept him out of the Arsenal team for most of last season, and that this complication could mean that the little magician never plays for the Gunners again.
However, an Evening Standard report has revealed that an official from our club has denied this and declared that they have no knowledge of such a setback to the Spaniard’s recovery. Good news then Gooners? Well sort of but only up to a point.
At the same time the club admitted to the paper that they have no clear data set for when Cazorla might be able to play again so there is clearly some issue with this problem. My question to you is whether Arsene Wenger can afford to wait a while?
Cazorla has a big impact on the Arsenal team and he would also be very difficult to replace, but we do have players like Xhaka, Ramsey, Elneny, Coquelin, the Ox and even Jack Wilshere who might thrice given a run in that position. The other option i8s to use the transfer market but finding someone who could do Cazorla’s job is not going to be easy.
How would you handle the situation?