Arsene Wenger is devastated by Cazorla setback

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.

We near the midfield star’s 33rd birthday at present, and after such a lengthy spell on the sidelines there has to be a question mark over his ability to return at all, and Arsene Wenger’s tone when discussing the Spaniard may well be telling us how unlikely that possibility really is.

The Frenchman said: “That [operation] is for me, the disastrous, sad news of the day. I feel really sorry for Santi.

“He is a guy I admire, that we all love here, who came into training every day with a smile because he loved so much the game.

“For him not to be available for us, it is a big blow. But for him, as well, it is something that is difficult to take.

“I hope despite what happened … I don’t know exactly well. I have been informed medically but I have not read any report.”

Aaron Ramsey has taken on the role previously adopted by the Spaniard, and has found consistency in his new role, and Cazorla may well have had a battle to return to the starting line-up, but he would no doubt be a great option could he return to fitness and form.

Would Cazorla win the battle with Ramsey for a starting role? Do we expect to see Santi to don an Arsenal shirt on the pitch in the future?

Pat J

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  1. Eddy Hoyte says:

    Look, I prefer Santi just retire already. We all love him, the world loves him, you can’t be a football fan and hate on Santi its so clear he can’t get people hating or blasting him.

    The doctors said he was lucky to even get to walk again.
    I know he loves this sport, and the first time I read about how they had to use a chunk of skin from his arm to cover his feet, I had tears in my eyes, I cried while reading that.
    It just seems unfair what this guy has had to go through,
    He’ll always be a legend to me, I don’t know of you guys..
    let him just retire, treat himself and enjoy the rest of his days with his family and daughter a complete man who can walk.
    If he’s even interested, let him work on getting a coaching badge.
    I just hate what he’s going through,
    Let go Santi, we all love you, we all value you and we’ll always love and cherish you.
    Just get better and live with your family happily knowing you’re always in our hearts

    1. jon fox says:

      A lovely and heart warming set of comments. Well said!

  2. DANDY GUNNER says:

    Wenger is now looking to bring in Yusuf Yazici. Who is this guy he must be Cheap otherwise Wenger would not be interested.

  3. Roachie says:

    A friend of mine used to play professional football in the 70s for Palace and Millwall (I Know)! He can now barely walk through all the injuries he suffered. Santi should really call it a day before it gets any worse.

  4. jon fox says:

    I suppose we all knew the admirable Santi had several operation on his wretched achilles problem. But I had no idea that this one is his NINTH, so common sense surely tells us his days in our shirt as a key and regular player are almost certainly over. SAD BEYOND BELIEF AND ROTTEN LUCK FOR A GREAT GUY but we must now be practical and even now it seems that Wenger has finally accepted his career with us is virtually over, as other players are actively being scouted. Ironic, considering that this season so far has been our least injury prone for a decade but the key player who can’t be replaced from within has been so greatly missed.

  5. Ian wrights bruva says:

    Santi is a legend.

    He has his whole live left to live, so get well and stay fit. But as much as we would love to see him back in action I would rather him be happy and fit enough to enjoy his life.

    Good luck santi

  6. GB says:

    Yes let him go and enjoy the rest of his life pain free.
    Here we all are paying tributes to the wonderful Santi and still idiots like dandy whatever his name is wants to take a cheap shot at Wenger.

  7. Brian Smith says:

    get your badges done Santi, then get to work with our youngsters. Show them how to be a true footballer. The word Legend doesnt do the man justice.

  8. miker says:

    I don’t know what to say.

    So sad.

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