Arsene Wenger reveals the reason for Santi Cazorla’s Arsenal injury setback

Arsene Wenger reveals that Santi Cazorla's injury was caused by a kick to the back of his foot

Arsene Wenger has revealed that Santi Cazorla’s ankle inflammation was caused by a kick to the back of his foot.

Cazorla – who has not featured for Arsenal since October – is set to be sidelined for at least two months after the Gunners confirmed last week that he would require surgery to correct his troublesome ankle problem.

The Spanish playmaker’s absence is set to be strongly felt by Arsenal, with the midfielder usually one of the first names in the startling line-up for the Gunners.

And Wenger has lifted the lid on how the injury came about following the news of Cazorla’s spell on the sidelines.

Speaking in an interview with Arsenal’s website, Wenger said: “Muscular injuries, we’ve had very few. They are accidental injuries down to the structure of your body or the repeated competition that you cannot do anything about.

“Santi Cazorla is purely accidental, it was a kick at the back of his foot.”

Arsenal now turn their attentions towards their Champions League clash with FC Basel on Tuesday night as they look to keep alive their faint hopes of qualifying for the last 16 of the competition as group winners.

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The Gunners are currently second behind PSG in Group A.

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