Arsenal midfielder’s injury could be SEASON ENDING

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As if the Arsenal sidelines weren’t already filled to the brim with injured midfielders, one of the team’s top midfielders, Santi Cazorla, could be gone for the foreseeable future.

According to the Mirror, Cazorla has undergone surgery on his injured knee which will in all likelihood sideline him for the remainder of the 2015-16 season. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that the 30-year-old midfielder traveled to his native Spain to get the surgery on his ruptured lateral ligament. Wenger later added that he expects Cazorla can be back within four months.

“The surgery has now happened. It’s not the season. It is at least three months, maybe four,” Wenger said

“Santi wanted to have a chance to come back quickly so he didn’t want to last too long for 25 opinions. He decided to go straight away.

“The guy said, ‘Look, it’s a clear case – it’s a rupture of the external knee ligament.’ And he said, ‘Okay, let’s do it straight away.’”

Cazorla joins star teammates Alexis Sanchez, Francis Coquelin, Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky as players currently sidelined by injuries.

Arsenal have managed just fine with Joel Campbell and Aaron Ramsey providing the support to Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud, and their strong performances allowed Arsenal to claim a 3-1 win over Sunderland that propelled them into second place on the table.

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