Arsenal superstar ruled out for rest of the season

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla will miss the rest of the Premier League (EPL) season due to an ankle injury.

The Spaniard has not played since October when pain caused him to leave the field during the UEFA Champions League’s group stage game against Bulgarian side Ludogorets. Continue reading

Key Arsenal defender out for 3-4 weeks

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger revealed yesterday that club captain Per Mertesacker, who suffered an injury in pre-season and is yet to play for the club this campaign will be out of action for another 3-4 weeks.

Wenger shared that Mertesacker has suffered a calf injury during his rehabilitation and will as a result miss the entirety of January as well. Continue reading

Wenger confirms contract extensions for Arsenal stalwarts

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger confirmed yesterday that the Gunners will exercise the options that already exist in the contract of Santi Cazorla and Per Mertesacker to extend their stay at the Emirates.

Both players are out of contract this summer, but Wenger shared today that Arsenal had already built in clauses into their original contracts which gave the club an option to extend their present deals by another year, an option he intends to take with both aging veterans. Continue reading

Wenger provides Cazorla injury update

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger revealed that star midfielder Santi Cazorla’s injury recovery is not progressing as he would have hoped and it could be a while before he returns to action.

Wenger shared, “At the moment, he is far [from returning]. It’s not going as quickly as I imagined it, so certainly in January he will not come back.” Continue reading

Wenger tapping up Juventus star as Cazorla replacement

Hello, Miralem Pjanic? This is Arsene Wenger speaking. Would you like to join Arsenal? Good. What salary would you like? Great, let me speak to your club and work out the details!

That in brief is my version of The Sun’s report of events this morning as the newspaper believes that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has tapped up the Juventus midfielder to replace Santi Cazorla in the heart of the Gunners’ midfield. Continue reading

Arsenal’s general secretary provides positive update on Ozil and Sanchez contracts

Arsenal’s general secretary David Miles has enjoyed a couple of rare days in the limelight, and things are only going to get brighter for the veteran after he provided an update on the contract situation of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla.

While Ozil and Sanchez have 18 months left to run on their contracts and are rumoured to be holding out for a 384,000 pounds a week salary, Cazorla is in the odd situation of being 31, frequently injured, and in the final 6 months of his contract at the Emirates. Continue reading

Santi Cazorla: “Looking forward to be back”

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has undergone successful surgery on his right foot and will be out of action for three months.

The Spaniard revealed on Thursday the success of the operation through photos posted on his Instagram account, commenting “Surgery done! It was perfect! Looking forward to be back at the #emiratesstadium with you! @arsenal”. Continue reading

Cazorla ruled out of action till March

Arsenal’s Spanish midfield maestro Santi Cazorla has been ruled out of action for the next three months at the very least with the club having decided that the 31 year old has not progressed sufficiently from the knock he picked up on his Achilles while playing against Ludogorets in the Champions League and will as a result require surgery.

The veteran attacker, in the final year of his contract at the Emirates, is unlikely to feature before March 2017, and even then it remains to be seen when he actually regains full fitness and what kind of role he will play for the Gunners in the title run-in. Continue reading