Arsene Wenger has given an uncomfortable interview about the latest injury update of Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla. The Spaniard has been out of action since October last year, when he was only expected to be missing for a matter of months. Cazorla has since had his return date moved a number of times, and it remains to be seen whether he will return at all.
Arsenal are currently in great form in the Premier League, turning things around since their thumping by Liverpool, but is their starting line-up doing enough?
The team is clearly playing very well at the moment, winning six of our last seven matches in all competitions, keeping five clean sheets in the process, but what is more interesting is that the current starting XI is possibly missing some of its better players.
We made a post earlier highlighting Arsenal’s woes in the centre of the park, before coming across reports linking us with another move to sign Adrien Rabiot from Paris Saint-Germain.
The 21 year-old has been on our radar since making the breakthrough into the first-team with PSG in 2012, and has become more and more regularly involved in the squad in recent seasons.
Arsenal’s Premier League title challenge has all but been ended in 2017, thanks to some exceptional form by Chelsea, as well as a lacking mentality and strength within our side to keep pace.
Analysing where we have been so disappointing, the only position where any qualms could be made, is within our central midfield.
Arsenal have finally confirmed that Santi Cazorla’s contract has been extended, whilst admitting they still have important negotiations to handle at present.
The Spaniard is set to miss the rest of the season, having suffered an achilles tendon injury back in October, which was previously only expected to rule him out or some weeks.
Santi Cazorla has missed Arsenal’s last 14 Premier League matches due to injury and former Chelsea player Pat Nevin believes the Gunners aren’t the same team without him. However, new stats from daily fantasy football game www.oulala.com paint a different picture.
Arsene Wenger has claimed today that ‘nobody’ is coming to Arsenal this month, a decision which could prove costly.
The Gunners dropped out of the top four of the table this week following their disruptive draw with Bournemouth two days ago, and as tough it is to take, this is the strongest top six we have ever had challenging.
Arsenal don’t look likely to bring in any players to the first-team squad this month, but that wont stop the speculation from doing the rounds.
Arsene Wenger hinted that there was not going to be any big additions this month, when insisting that he already has a wealth of options in the squad, citing yesterday’s missing men Danny Welbeck, Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil as proof of that.