After Sunday’s game against Norwich City, Arsenal fans were sweating over the fitness of Alexis Sánchez and Laurent Koscielny.
However, soon after the game there was even more to worry about as Arsène Wenger confirmed Santi Cazorla had picked up a knock and ended the game ‘on one leg’.
Now, according to the Guardian, Arsenal know the midfielder has suffered ligament damage to his knee, rather than just a kick which could be shrugged off over the next week or two. Francis Coquelin has already suffered ligament damage and faces three months on the sidelines, so Cazorla may be joining him for a similar period of time.
With Jack Wilshere already out and Mikel Arteta struggling to put more than one game together, Arsenal are left with very few options in the middle of the park.
Mathieu Flamini started alongside Cazorla in the last two games and Aaron Ramsey has only just returned to fitness. Calum Chambers is seen as an option in the midfield, but is untested there at any serious level. He gained some experience by playing there for Arsenal u21s on Monday evening.
The transfer window doesn’t open for another month, and Arsenal may just struggle without a number of key men. Fingers crossed we can get through the next few months with as few complications as possible.