With Aaron Ramsey returning to health it is legitimate to have questions about the long-term value of Santi Cazorla as a fantasy option.
Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla said he is hoping to sign a new contract with the club despite interest from Atletico Madrid.
The Gunners left it late but beat visiting Southampton 2-1 on the strength of goals from Laurent Koscielny and Santi Cazorla.
Santi Cazorla showed why there is so much excitement about him being a potential starter with two assists in 29 minutes on Sunday.
Santi Cazorla may be ready to return to the pitch for Arsenal for the first time since his injury in November but fantasy managers shouldn't count on it.
Santi Cazorla continued to step up his recovery from a serious knee injury -- plus Achilles tendinitis -- during an hour long run out for the development side against Blackburn on Tuesday.
Santi Cazorla has been ruled fit enough to participate against Norwich in Week 36 but his role isn't certain.
Despite the fact that he has resumed training, Week 35 is likely to come too soon for Santi Cazorla to participate.
Arsene Wenger, speaking ahead of Arsenal's match with Crystal Palace on Sunday, indicated that Santi Cazorla will resume full training next week.
Arsenal have been dealt a massive blow with the news that Santi Cazorla has suffered a setback in his recovery from a serious knee ligament injury.
Arsene Wenger updated Santi Cazorla's status today indicating that the player is on a fitness program and that it will be weeks and not months until he is back playing.
Arsene Wenger has revealed that Santi Cazorla is still around eight weeks away from a return as his recovery from a knee ligament injury is taking a lot longer than originally hoped. The Spanish midfielder underwent surgery in December after he finished the game at Carrow Road in game week fourteen on "one leg."
Arsene Wenger provided a full injury update ahead of Arsenal's FA Cup fourth round match against Burnley and confirmed that Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere both remain on course to return in a "few weeks".
Arsenal have confirmed the fears of supporters that Santi Cazorla's injury is similar to that of Francis Coquelin and he will miss approximately three months.