Santi Cazorla was subbed off against Ludogorets on Wednesday night after 57 minutes and was seen on the bench having ice applied to his ankle as it was being strapped.
Panic immediately ensued as people remembered what happened last season when we lost the little Spaniard for a prolonged period of time because of a knee injury.
But, speaking to the media after the game, Arsene Wenger confirmed that the problem had resulted from a kick and it seems like we don’t have much to worry about.
“He got a kick and I took him off as quickly as possible,” Wenger said. “He got a kick on the back of his Achilles tendon.
“In my view he was limping a little bit so I didn’t want to take a gamble.”
We could well see him rested this week against Boro in the Premier League and that is no bad thing. In fact, he could well just have the next week off with the match against Reading in the EFL also coming up.
Of course, all of this assumes that he doesn’t have Arsenal DNA and his leg hasn’t fallen off since Arsene Wenger made that statement and I wrote this.