Arsenal boss Wenger insists Cazorla’s injury is not career-threatening – but reveals Santi won’t play before Christmas
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted midfielder Santi Cazorla’s long-term injury is not career-threatening.
Speaking on Thursday morning at the club’s training ground London Colney, Wenger revealed that the Spaniard has started light training but has not put a date as to when the creative playmaker with superb technique will be available for selection.
The popular former Villareal man has been out for more than 12 months with a serious achilles’ issue.
Wenger said: “He’s having his first run today.
“The flexibility of his ankle is good and his mobility is good.
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“It’s difficult to set a time [when he will return to first team action].
“But it will not be before Christmas.
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“I hope after Christmas he will be available.”
Arsenal play Bournemouth on Saturday at the Emirates.