• Wenger: We won’t sign January replacement for Cazorla

    Wenger: We won’t sign January replacement for Cazorla

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that he will not be signing a replacement for Santi Cazorla in January with the midfielder facing a spell on the sidelines.

    The Spaniard is to have an ankle operation in Sweden next week and could face up to three months out as he tries to recover.

    Cazorla last played for the Gunners in mid-October when he injured his Achilles against Ludogorets as they won 6-0 in the Champions League.

    When asked whether the club would looking […]

  • Arsenal fans want Arsene Wenger to re-sign Cesc Fabregas in January following Santi Cazorla injury

    Arsenal fans want Arsene Wenger to re-sign Cesc Fabregas in January following Santi Cazorla injury

    Arsenal supporters thought they were over the worst of it when the November curse was lifted and December finally came around.

    However, just a few hours into the new month, Arsene Wenger was dealt a major blow as Santi Cazorla was ruled out for a further three months following his ankle surgery.

    The Spanish midfielder suffered an Achilles injury in the Gunners’ 6-0 thumping of Ludogorets in mid-October and has not made an appearance since.

    And, following Cazorla’s latest setback, a large section […]

  • Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla out for three months with ankle injury

    Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla out for three months with ankle injury

    Arsenal have confirmed that Santi Cazorla will undergo ankle surgery next week and will be out for ‘approximately three months’.

    The midfielder picked up the injury during the Champions League game with Ludogorets in October and has struggled to regain full fitness since.

    “The club’s medical team and specialists have decided that surgery is required to the plantaris tendon in the Spain international’s right foot,” a statement read. “Everyone at the club will be working hard with Santi to make sure he’s […]

  • Bad news: Arsenal star claims he could out for weeks to add to Wenger’s woes

    Bad news: Arsenal star claims he could out for weeks to add to Wenger’s woes

    Santi Cazorla has claimed he could be several weeks away from making his first-team return for Arsenal.

    The 31-year-old last played for the Gunners in their 6-0 defeat of Ludogorets on October 19 but was forced off in the 57th minute at the Emirates with an Achilles injury.

    With Alexis Sanchez and Hector Bellerin suffering injuries during the international break, Arsene Wenger was hoping for good news regarding Cazorla.

    However, the midfielder looks to be on the sidelines for longer than first expected.

    ‘I […]

  • Cazorla: It’s vital that Arsenal keep this emerging star

    Cazorla: It’s vital that Arsenal keep this emerging star

    Santi Cazorla says Arsenal must tie Hector Bellerin to a new contract as “it would be a mistake to let him go.”

    Bellerin, 21, who joined Arsenal from Barcelona as a 16-year-old in 2011, has three years left to run on his current Gunners deal.

    However, Arsenal are keen to offer the Spain international an extension, sources have told ESPN, amid reports of interest from Manchester City and former club Barca.

    “We’ll see [what happens with Hector],” Cazorla told IBTimes UK. “It is […]

  • Wenger will stay for another year – Cazorla

    Wenger will stay for another year – Cazorla

    Santi Cazorla has said he believes Arsene Wenger could stay on as Arsenal manager after this season, despite his contract expiring in the summer.

    Speculation around Wenger’s future is set to continue until the end of the season, with the 66-year-old Frenchman having said he will not decide whether to renew his contract until then and having been linked with the England job.

    But midfielder Cazorla said the Frenchman has shown no sign of being ready to leave the Emirates, telling Spanish […]

  • Don’t take our penalty again- Wenger

    Don’t take our penalty again- Wenger

    Arsene Wenger has revealed Alexis Sanchez was not supposed to take the penalty he missed in Arsenal’s 4-1 victory over Hull.

    The Chilean scored twice as goals from Theo Walcott and Granit Xhaka completed a comfortable win at the KCOM stadium, with Jake Livermore sent off for the hosts after handling in the penalty area with the score at 1-0.

    Sanchez stepped up confidently to take the spot-kick ahead of regular penalty taker Santi Cazorla, but his low effort was denied by […]

  • Santi Cazorla nets penalty as Arsenal claim late win against Southampton

    Santi Cazorla nets penalty as Arsenal claim late win against Southampton

    Santi Cazorla’s controversial stoppage-time penalty was enough to give Arsenal victory over Southampton in their Premier League meeting at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

    With the match deep into added time and both sides looking like taking a share of the spoils, Cazorla thrashed home a spot-kick to seal a 2-1 win after substitute Olivier Giroud had been tugged to the ground by Jose Fonte.

    But questions will be asked as to whether play should have been stopped by referee Robert Madley as […]