There are not many Arsenal fans that would deny that the loss of Santi Cazorla to injury was one of the biggest reasons for our drop in form this season, and ultimately cost us the League title. But now the super little Spaniard is back in contention for a place after managing an hour for the U21s against Blackburn last night.
Wenger must have thought Cazorla was ready last week after putting him on the bench for the Norwich match, but now Santi thinks he is ready to be back involved in the crucial game against Man City this weekend. He said: “I’m very happy to be back,”
“It is a great feeling after five months. I need to keep up the hard work with my team-mates in the first team and I want to play the last two games.
“I would like to help the first team at the weekend against Manchester City. [Arsene Wenger] has the decision, but I will try to play at the weekend.
“We need to win the last two games as we want to finish in the top four.
“We need to fight until the end to try to get second place. If we win the last two games, we can do that. I want to help my team-mates.”
So Cazorla seems desperate to play, so if you were Wenger would you start with him at the weekend? And if so, who gets dropped?