Arsene Wenger Delivers Sad Update on Santi Cazorla Following Latest Achilles Surgery

Cazorla 'starting from zero' as injury-ravaged Arsenal star fights for his future

Cazorla 'starting from zero' as injury-ravaged Arsenal star fights for his future

Arsene Wenger described forgotten Arsenal man Santi Cazorla's situation as "really, really sad" and revealed that the Spaniard has been forced to "start again from zero" in his recovery.

The 32-year-old went under the knife again last month, forcing a revision to his expected January return.

Having undergone the procedure on Monday, Cazorla's return date remains a mystery but Wenger optimistically claimed he could be in line for a February comeback should all go to plan.

"I sent him a message because he had a new surgery and wished him well", the Gunners boss is quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard. What he has gone through this guy is unbelievable. He answered, 'Look I have to start again from zero, ' basically.

"It's really, really sad".

He has already been sidelined for over a year, but has now had to start over in a lengthy rehabilitation process. We speak about players being happy or not happy, that is a real pain because it is really, really sad but unfortunately he has to start again from zero. And after, when he starts to run, it will at least take six weeks to come back to training.

However, it could prove to be an injury that ends Cazorla's career at the Emirates Stadium, as his contract with Arsenal expires at the end of the season. "When he will be able to start to run again, I don't know". Wenger said at the time he still hoped the midfielder could return in January, as originally scheduled, but that outlook has now changed. "But certainly now, not before February".

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