Lukas Podolski is edging closer to competitive action after more than three months on the sidelines with a grade three hamstring tear.
The German international suffered the injury in the Champions League second-leg qualifier with Fenerbahce back in August, just days after notching a brace against Fulham in the Premier League, but looks set to make a long-awaited return to full training after Wednesday’s game with Hull City.
Speaking this morning, Wenger told assembled press that once Poldi is back with his teammates:”It will take a least a week for him to be considered [to play].”
The 28-year-old has been working hard in the gym at London Colney throughout his rehabilitation but looking at the fixture list he’ll realistically be aiming for the games against Man City and Chelsea in a couple of weeks time.
He’s kept himself busy has Lukas, as well as popping back to Cologne at every opportunity he’s also found time to stalk celebrity popstars including Miley ‘Bentdner’ Cyrus and Celine Dion, taken part in an impromptu Q&A session in a London pub and watched Arsenal beat Dortmund with travelling Gooners.
Not bad…but no doubt the prospect of playing with mate Mesut Ozil will top all that.