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Arsene Wenger has built his football ideology on a midfield pivot that is able to retain possession while offering threat creatively in attack – diminutive Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla has been at the centre of executing the Gunners ideology but injury has kept the ambidextrous player out of action for over a year.
While many fans of Arsenal are still ruing the absence of the play maker, Cazorla has revealed the nature of the injury, which has made him almost lost his ankle, this is according to report.
Cazorla injured his ankle while starring for the Gunners in the Champions league against Ludogret and it was thought he’d return within a short time. Alas, he underwent up to eight surgeries after picking up infections that almost led to his amputation.
The 32-year-old was quizzed by Spanish media outlet Marca about the injury, and they displayed a photo of the injury.
A skin had to be taken from his arm, which was tatooed.
According to the report, doctors have told the Spaniard that he is lucky to be walking as his condition was severe and career threatening.
Cazorla is expected back in action in January but not before he plays with the B team of the Gunners. He may not play actively this season.
Arsene Wenger said recently: “The first signs are positive, but still he has not played for one and a half years.”
“He is not in full training yet, he needs a few games with the reserve team. So I think if all goes well, it will be after Christmas.”
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