Arsene Wenger has revealed that Santi Cazorla has suffered a fresh injury set-back.

The midfielder, who has already been sidelined for months with knee ligament damage, has now picked up an Achilles injury and some news outlets are reporting he could be out for the rest of the season.

Wenger, on the other hand, didn’t say any such thing and simply acknowledged the set-back.

“Santi is not doing too well, he has some Achilles problems,” said Wenger. “His knee is doing well but his Achilles has inflamed a little bit and we have to put him off impact.”

On whether he’ll be back by April, the boss didn’t seem too optimistic, “We have to see now how he responds. He had always a little tendonitis on his Achilles.”

Arsenal’s Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla in action during their UEFA Champions League Group F football match between Arsenal and GNK Dinamo Zagreb at The Emirates Stadium in London on November 24, 2015. (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

The news will come as a huge blow to the club and fans who’ve seriously missed the little maestro in midfield since he’s been sidelined and considering our form lately, we really could have done with the Spaniard returning to fitness.

Hopefully it’s not as serious as we fear and the smiley one will be back on the pitch in no time. However, given Arsenal’s track record and our luck at the moment, I won’t be holding my breath.

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