Santi Cazorla has given Arsenal an injury hammer blow by claiming that his injury layoff could extend beyond the initial three-months he was touted to be out for, according to the Daily Mirror.
The influential midfielder has been in fine form for the Gunners this term, but sustained a knee injury during the recent 1-1 draw with Norwich, and scans after the game revealed that he would face some significant time on the sidelines.
Manager Arsene Wenger then confirmed that he would be out for three months, but the player himself has since hinted that his layoff may be longer than first feared and he could now miss the club’s meetings with Barcelona in the Champions League in February.
“I am trying to take it well,” he told Spanish radio station Cadena Cope. “These are the things that happen in football and I am trying to recover as soon as possible.
“I have to be ready mentally to work and hopefully I can shorten the recovery time as much as possible.
“I do not want to set a time but I want to play in three months. I do not want to extend it more if it is possible. Arsenal have told me it will be between three and four months, which may be closer to four.”
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