Arsenal look set to be without star midfielder Santi Cazorla for as long as three months after reports from ESPNFC suggest a scan has revealed ligament damage to his knee.
The diminutive Spaniard suffered the knock in a collision during Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Norwich in which he continued and played out majority of the second half in pain. Due to his presence on the pitch for the remainder of the game it was initially thought it could well just be a short-term impact injury.
However according to wide spread reports, a recent scan has shown serious damage that could keep Cazorla sidelined as long as March (via ESPNFC). He joins Francis Coquelin and Alexis Sanchez on the treatment table in the space of a week. The news is a huge blow and unfortunately is likely to be very true.
The Gunners first team is depleting game by game, even the return of Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain does little to soften the blow of losing a key trio of first team stars that have become an integral part of Arsenal’s system.
All we can hope for now is a quick recovery from a number of our midfield stars, pray Mesut Ozil remains fit and Arsene Wenger dips into the market this January. Our deep lying midfield options are almost all crocked, just Mathieu Flamini remains and a learning-on-the-job Calum Chambers who has been given more game time with the U21’s in a midfield role.
A huge blow. Get well Santi.