The Spain worldwide told Marca this month that doctors told him at one point he may never walk again and that his foot may even need to be amputated, but he is targeting a return in January, having been left out of Arsenal's Premier League squad for the first half of the season.
"It's the worst injury I've ever seen", Wenger said on Thursday during his weekly press conference two days before the London derby against Tottenham.
"I saw him a month ago and I told him to prepare himself as best he could-he has a competent medical team at his side", explained Wenger, who confirmed that he did not speak to him recently, but was "hopeful that he will be available in January".
"I know how much Santi loves to play football".
Wenger confirmed Olivier Giroud will miss Saturday's north London derby at home to Tottenham Hotspur after the France striker injured himself on global duty.
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If Arsenal are serious about winning these big games, I would go with Alexandre Lacazette and Danny Welbeck and leave Ozil out and Sanchez out.
Lacazette's demotion and subsequent impressive performance in France's 2-2 draw with Germany earlier this week in which he scored twice, prompted an understandable line of questioning ahead of this weekend's north London derby.
"I have a big choice to make every time, big decisions to make up front", said Wenger, whose side sit in sixth place in the Premier League table, four points below third-place Spurs.
Nicholas has advised the Frenchman to start Arsenal's summer signing Alexandre Lacazette and England worldwide Danny Welbeck in place of Sanchez and Ozil for the derby clash. He didn't play away from home at City. He takes half chances, he finishes well with both feet and I think now he is ready to be let loose.
Cazorla has been posting regular updates on social media with him working out in the gym as he tries to complete his comeback.
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