Santi Cazorla To Hand Arsenal Boost With Early Return from Ankle Injury

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Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla could be set to hand the club a boost by returning to the starting line up in time for their Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion on October 6, Sky Sports reports.

The Spanish playmaker was not expected back after an ankle injury before the next month’s international break but tweeted: “I will be fit maybe in one week, I hope I can play at West Brom.”

The 28-year-old has missed the Gunners previous four games in all competitions due to an ankle injury, but hinted that he could return for the trip to the West Midlands, though he will first miss out on the trip to Swansea on Saturday as well as hosting Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday.

As well as Cazorla, manager Arsene Wenger is without Theo Walcott (stomach), Yaya Sanogo (back), Lukas Podolski (hamstring), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby (both knee).

Cazorla’s compatriot, Mikel Arteta, managed to come through 95 minutes of Wednesday’s Capital One Cup clash with the Baggies, which Arsenal managed to win 5-4 on penalties after drawing 1-1 after extra time.

Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky is also due back to training on Monday ahead of the visit of Rafael Benitez’s Serie A leaders to The Emirates the following day.

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