Another day, another Arsenal injury.
Santi Cazorla has been ruled out for at least three months after suffering knee ligament damage in the Gunners’ draw against Norwich City over the weekend.
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Alexis Sanchez and Laurent Koscielny were also injured in that match as the treatment list continues to grow at the Emirates.
Sanchez could miss three to four weeks with a hamstring problem, although Koscielny’s hip injury is not thought to be serious.
The loss of Cazorla is a big one, as the Spanish playmaker is coming off of arguably his best season with the club. His partner in the center of the pitch Francis Coquelin is also out for three months with a knee problem, with Arsene Wenger now extremely low on options.
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The Gunners currently sit fourth in the Premier League just two points off the leaders, but face an uphill battle. With so many injuries and with the busiest part of the season upon us, role players are going to need to step up and contribute.
Luckily for Arsenal, the upcoming schedule is not the toughest, playing each of the bottom-four teams through their next six matches. However, the Gunners have a must-win match against Olympiacos next week in the Champions League, which is far from guaranteed with this short-handed squad.