Saddened Wenger scales Cazorla's Arsenal return date right back

Aubrey Yates
December 7, 2017

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has to start his rehab all over again after his latest foot surgery, pushing the Spaniard's return to the pitch well into the spring - if he can come back at all.

Since he last featured for the Gunners in October 2016, Cazorla has undergone no less than nine painful surgeries. What this guy's gone through is unbelievable and now he has to start again.

"He answered 'look I have to start again, from zero basically" and it is very sad, honestly.

"It's really, really sad".

Having been hopeful of a return to training early in the new year, Cazorla's ninth surgery revealed that the progress he has made over the last few months has now been destroyed and he must start his rehabilitation from the start once more.

Cazorla was on the mend and was expected to return to action in January, but the latest setback has pushed it further with Wenger not expecting the midfield wizard to return before February.

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'If all goes well he has to wait until he starts to run and after he starts to run it takes six weeks to come back to training.

It's a major blow for the club as Cazorla was a vital player for us before he suffered this injury and I don't think we've been the same team without him in the starting eleven.

"When he can start to run again I don't know".

When he was first sidelined past year, Ben McAleer of WhoScored.com examined how crucial his absence could prove given how important Cazorla was to Arsenal's creativity.

Now, following his ninth trip to the operating theatre, the Arsenal boss has given an update on his midfielder's future.

The two-time European Championship victor nearly has his foot amputated after contracting a potentially life-threatening infection. Fortunately, no procedure transpired.

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