Arsenal suffer Cazorla and Elneny injury blows
Santi Cazorla has been out of action since October due to an ankle injury and the midfielder was initially expected to be out for just a couple of weeks due to the problem.
Unfortunately, Cazorla’s situation has not improved despite numerous surgeries over the past few months and now in a huge blow for the Gunners, the Daily Mirror have revealed that the 32-year-old midfielder will be ruled out for the rest of the current campaign.
Given Cazorla’s importance both on and off the pitch for Arsenal, his continued absence through injury will surely affect the Gunners in a negative fashion and it remains to be seen as to whether the veteran can return to his best if and when he regains full fitness.
In addition to Cazorla, another midfield player in Mohamed Elneny has also suffered an ankle injury (as reported by Football.London) and although the Egyptian’s situation is not as bad as the Spaniard, he looks set to be ruled out for the upcoming encounters against Liverpool and Bayern Munich over the next two weeks.
Welbeck still in touch with Sir Alex Ferguson
Danny Welbeck is one of the many top players whose career has been shaped by legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and despite now playing for the Red Devils’ fierce rivals Arsenal, the striker has revealed that he still maintains contact with the Scotsman.
Welbeck explained that Ferguson was the one who helped him become a professional and added that credits the 75-year-old for shaping him into the established player that he is today.
The England international said, “Ferguson was great with me. He helped me a lot, pushed me through to the first team and helped me become a professional. He’s played a massive part in my life. He influenced the way I think, the way I am as a person is down to him.
“I’m still in touch with him – he text me after my comeback against Preston. It’s great to still be in contact with him. He had a bit of banter about him and he wasn’t always as angry as you think. You do see the odd hairdryer but it’s all for a reason and to better you as a person and a player.”
Vardy does not regret snubbing Arsenal
It was well documented that Arsenal had made a bid for Leicester City star Jamie Vardy over the summer and the Gunners seemed like they would be able to sign the England international after activating his release clause at the King Power Stadium.
However, Vardy surprisingly rejected the advances from Arsenal and despite currently enduring a terrible season with Leicester; the 30-year-old insists that he does not regret his decision. When asked the direct question, “Are there any regrets about not joining Arsenal?” Vardy replied simply, “No regrets whatsoever.”