Santi Cazorla has reportedly been sent to Barcelona in a bid to cure his current Achilles problem, according to The Mirror.
The midfielder has been out of action since suffering the problem against Ludogorets in the Champions League and has been badly missed by the Gunners.
The Mirror is now reporting that Cazorla has travelled to Spain for specialist treatment with Dr Ramon Cugat who is a favourite of many clubs.
The 31-year-old has already had two injections on the troublesome problem but is still unable to train and will now return for more treatment.
Arsenal are willing to be patient with Cazorla but are hopeful he can be fit in time for the hectic Christmas schedule with West Brom the visitors on Boxing Day followed by games against Crystal Palace and Bournemouth.
- Arsenal Considering £40m Martial Move
- West Ham Keen On £25m Walcott
- Lyon Confirm Interest In Arsenal Striker Giroud
Certainly Arsenal will be keen to have Cazorla back as soon as possible with his creativity having been sorely missed in recent games.
Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United saw Arsenal badly lacking attacking impetus, with Giroud’s goal their only shot on target throughout the 90 minutes.
Likewise, the derby draw with Tottenham and the stalemate with Middlesbrough also saw Wenger’s side lacking their usual fluency going forwards.
Arsenal face some tough fixtures in December, ahead of Christmas, with West Ham, Everton and Manchester City all looming in the Premier League and will need to improve in front of goal to stay in title contention.