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Arsene Wenger does not expect Santi Cazorla to be back in training before February after the Spain international's latest ankle surgery.
Arsene Wenger feels terrible for Santi Cazorla but hopes his latest operation does not prevent him from returning for Arsenal in January.
Santi Cazorla's ambitions of a new year return for Arsenal have been dealt a damaging blow by further Achilles surgery.
Arsene Wenger has unequivocally stated that the recurring physical problems suffered by Santiago Cazorla are the worst he has witnessed.
Arsenal star Santi Cazorla has been out of action for over a year due to an injury which nearly cost him a foot due to infection.
Injured Santi Cazorla has been left out of Arsenal's Premier League squad, but fit-again Jack Wilshere is included.
It has been a miserable 10 months for Santi Cazorla but he is convinced he will return from his injury nightmare and play for Arsenal again.
As expected, Arsenal have handed a new deal to Santi Cazorla, according to the midfielder, who will not be ready for the start of 2017-18.
Petr Cech and Lucas Perez remain out for Arsenal against Manchester City, while Santi Cazorla's season is over.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger feels Mesut Ozil's difficulties this season are partially down to the absence of Santi Cazorla.