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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger spoke to the press on Thursday ahead of Tottenham Hotspurs clash on Saturday.
During the pre-match press conference, the Arsenal tactician was questioned for an update on Spain international forward Santi Cazorla.
The Spaniard has not played for the Gunners since last year October when he sustained an Achilles injury in a UEFA Champions League match with Ludogorets.
The initial diagnosis of the Spaniard’s injury showed that he would be sidelined for just 3 weeks.
However, this has not been the case, with the Arsenal star having now joined the likes of Ex-Gunner Tomas Rosicky and Abou Diaby in being sidelined for a lengthy period with what had initially been described only a minor injury.
According to the Arsenal boss, Cazorla’s issue is “the worst I [Arsene] have ever known”.
Questioned if the Spain international attacking midfielder might never kick the ball again, Arsene Weger replied: “I [Arsene Wenger] hope you [reporters] are wrong.” The manager added:
I [Arsene Wenger] must say, I [Arsene Wenger] know how much Santi [Cazorla] loves to play the game of football and loves to play every day. I [Arsene Wenger] feel sorry for his injury because it’s unbelievable.
I [Arsene Wenger] wish that Santi Cazorla will be back in January. The last time I [Arsene Wenger] saw him was a month ago.