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Cazorla ruled out for season with ankle injury

Injured Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines

LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 23 – Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has been ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury.

The Spain international has not played since he was forced to come off in the second half of Arsenal’s 6-0 win against Ludogorets in October in the Champions League.

Cazorla has scored two goals for Arsenal this season, against Watford in August and the following month against Southampton.

But a frustrating campaign for Cazorla has now come to an end, leaving him to focus on regaining full fitness for next season.

The 32-year-old joined the Gunners from Malaga for £16.5m in August 2012 and has scored 29 goals in 180 appearances for Arsene Wenger’s side.