I’m not sure how strange all these rumours about Santi Cazorla are at the moment, but I do know that Arsene Wenger has been very evasive when asked about Arsenal’s little Spaniard. Just yesterday, when asked about when Santi would return, he said: “Cazorla I don’t know, honestly. It’s just inflammation. It can go in two days, two weeks – I don’t know. He has no setback, the inflammation is just still here. At the moment, it’s stable.”
To be honest he has been saying for some weeks that he doesn’t know when Cazorla will be back, so it was a bit of a shock to read that one of our most important players (according to a Poll on here a few weeks back) is actually in need of surgery on his Achilles, and it could keep him out for at least 3 months according to Sky, and maybe even the rest of the season.
Apparently this afternoon, the Spanish journalist Eduardo Fernandez-Abascal – who has broken fresh stories about Hector Bellerin and Lucas Perez in the past – took to Twitter to announce that surgery is required.
“Been told that Santi Cazorla has been advised to undergo surgery to correct Achilles injury,” he was reported as saying. “The operation would keep Santi Cazorla on the sidelines until 2017 but will be good in the long-term.
“Cazorla visited a top European specialist earlier this week. Arsenal and the player are expected to make a final decision soon.”
The strange thing is that if Wenger has been party to these discussions, why hasn’t he been totally honest with the fans about it? Does he really need to be so secretive all the time?