Arsene Wenger provides treble injury update as Arsenal star faces fitness race for Saturday
Santi Cazorla is facing a race to be fit for the Gunners' game against Middlesbrough on Saturday, while Aaron Ramsey could return for the following week's tie against Sunderland.
The Arsenal boss has rolled out an injury update ahead of his team's Emirates clash with Middlesbrough tomorrow at 3pm.
Spanish midfielder Cazorla sustained a slight knock during Arsenal's 6-0 hammering of Ludogorets on Wednesday:
The diminutive playmaker provided this sumptuous assist for Mesut Ozil during the Champions League tie:
Bellerin brilliant tackle— Emmanuel (@emma_dele) October 19, 2016
Cazorla exquisite pass
Ozil cold-hearted control and composed finish
All in 10 seconds pic.twitter.com/mII9fR1RY3
Meanwhile, Wales star Ramsey is targeting the following Saturday's trip to Sunderland for his return to first-team duties:
Olivier Giroud will again miss out on Premier League duties but could make his return midweek in the EFL Cup:
Ramsey and Giroud will miss out. The latter could feature in the EFL Cup on Tues [vs Reading]. Ramsey has a chance for SAFC next w/e. #AFC— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) October 21, 2016