Arsene Wenger gave injury updates ahead of Arsenal’s game against Reading on Tuesday night and there was very little information about when we can expect Santi Cazorla to return.
Taken off against Ludogorets after a ‘kick’ the Spaniard immediately iced and strapped his foot and ankle. After the game, Wenger reassured us that it was just a kick.
We expected him to miss out against Boro at the weekend and nobody thought he would play any part against Reading, but when will he be back?
Wenger said, “Cazorla will not be available.”
That was all.
I always get very worried when an Arsenal player is out and the club are saying little-to-nothing about his injury.
Players vanish for months when this happens, Arsenal almost pretending that they don’t even exist. Serge Gnabry was out for a full year before he tweeted about his recovery (with a picture of him in a swimming pool) and that was all we ever knew about the whole thing.
Yaya Sanogo, similarly, has been vanished this season, although it’s not unreasonable to think that Arsene has genuinely just forgotten about him.
Hopefully we’re starting to worry over nothing and he will be back conducting our midfield this weekend.