Arsenal ‘hope’ on Cazorla renewal

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is hopeful Santi Cazorla can recover fitness to be offered a new contract: “We miss him a lot.”

The Arsenal playmaker has already sat out over a year of action after suffering the injury in a Champions League match and revealed in November how doctors had told him he would be lucky to walk again.

“I haven’t seen Santi since the League Cup final, but the last news I heard is that he’s doing very well”, Wenger told reporters, as cited by The Guardian.

“Hopefully he can come back before the end of the season to make a check up to see if he can play again in the Premier League. If he could reach that level we would discuss a contract.

“We miss him a lot, you know, I’ve not spoken about it much, because he has not been the story of the day, but we missed him a lot.

“He is an exceptional football player and it is very sad what happened to him. It’s very sad for Arsenal as well.”

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