Further Frustration For Santi Cazorla As Arsenal Manager Wenger Provides Fitness Update

Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla will not figure again in 2016-17, while goalkeeper Peter Cech and forward Lucas Perez remain absent for Sunday's clash against Manchester City.

The Spain international will not play again for Arsenal this season, according this term, the last of which came in October's 6-0 UEFA Champions League victory over Ludogorets, due to problematic ankle and Achilles injury.sa

Reports had suggested he (Cazorla) would not return in this campaign despite undergoing surgery back in December and manager Arsene Wenger has now confirmed that is the case, with speculation sure to follow over the former Villarreal midfielder's long-term future, as his contract expires at the end of the season.

The former Chelsea goalkeeper (Cech) suffered a calf injury in the 3-1 defeat to West Brom Albion last time out and will miss the upcoming English Premier League games against Manchester City and West Ham United, with coach Wenger hoping the goalkeeper will be fit to face Crystal Palace on April 10.

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