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Cazorla faces three months out with ankle surgery

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Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla is to have an ankle operation that could rule him out of action for a further three months.

The Spain international, 31, has not played since mid-October after injuring an Achilles in Arsenal’s 6-0 Champions League win over Ludogorets.

Arsenal said his problem “had not progressed” and that he would travel to Sweden next week for surgery.

Cazorla missed seven months last season with a knee injury.

He has scored two goals in 11 games in all competitions for the Gunners this term.

More to follow.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38173927