Blow for Arsenal as Cazorla suffers further injury setback

The Spanish star has suffered a serious setback as he attempted to bounce back from knee surgery, and he is likely to miss the entire final stage of the Premier League race
Arsenal's title hopes have been dealt a serious blow by a setback in Santi Cazorla's recovery from a knee injury.

The Spaniard underwent surgery after rupturing a knee ligament in November and hoped to return to competitive action in March.

A problem with his Achilles, however, is delaying his recovery programme and has put his involvement in the Gunners' run-in in the Premier League title race in doubt.

"Santi is not doing too well," Arsene Wenger revealed. "He has some Achilles problems that hold him [back]. His knee is doing well but his Achilles has inflamed a little bit and we have to put him off impact.
GOAL READ MORE Arsenal don't lack leaders - Wenger

"It is a reaction to him coming back. We have to see now how he responds. He had always a little tendonitis on his Achilles and we have to see how he responds to that."

Jack Wilshere has not featured at all for Arsenal in 2015-16 after breaking his leg in pre-season and Wenger is likely to be without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for two months after he sustained a knee injury against Barcelona.

"Jack is doing quite well but has still not been outside yet," the manager added. "Running, I think, starts again this week. It will be three to four weeks [from there].

"Alex will be out for six for eight weeks. No surgery. We feared surgery at some stage before we saw the MRI."