Wenger: Cazorla was half-conscious
Arsene Wenger described Santi Cazorla as feeling “half-conscious” in Sunday’s 1-1 draw between Arsenal and Tottenham.
Substitute Kieran Gibbs scored his first Premier League goal in over three years to snatch a point for Arsenal, after Olivier Giroud had clipped the bar with a header before flashing another effort wide from point-blank range.
Wenger had limited options available on the bench and his decision to withdraw Cazorla caused some surprise, but he has since explained that the Spain midfielder did not feel well enough to continue.
“It was very intense physically. We were a bit unlucky as well because we played the first half with Santi Cazorla who was half conscious,” the Arsenal boss explained after the match.
“I changed him at half-time. I don’t know what happened to him. He felt perfectly alright