Arsenal have been handed a boost with the news that Bacary Sagna has returned to full training.
The French international used his Twitter account to to say, “Hello my friends..hope you’re all good and healthy…very exciting day for me as back to full training with the team for the 1st time…☺☺”
Leaving aside his affinity for smilies you can barely see, it’s good news for the Gunners. We’ve been without Sagna since some dirty Sp*rs twat pushed him off the White Hart Lane pitch back in October, and with further injuries to all our other full backs, and their families, and anyone who has any of the letters F U L B A C or K in their name, it’s been something of a struggle.
A return to training shouldn’t be mixed up with a return to first team action, however. It means the intensity of his sessions will return to normal but typically it takes a couple of weeks for a player to get back to the sort of fitness that readies him for matches.
You do wonder though if the current situation might force the manager’s hand a little bit. Johan Djourou suffered a torrid time at right back against Man United and while youngster Nico Yennaris did well when replacing him, he is just 18 years of age.
Still, the outlook is better and fingers crossed we see Sagna back sooner rather than later.