Three injured stars make surprise return to Arsenal training
Various reports are suggesting that Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere and Francis Coquelin are now running again in another fitness boost for Arsene Wenger.
Welbeck and Wilshere are yet to make their first appearance of this season after being sidelined for several months by knee and ankle injuries respectively.
The duo were joined on the injury list by Coquelin in November after the combative French midfielder went down to a knee problem at West Brom.
However, according to the Times, all three players have been cleared to resume basic training this week after a long wait on the sidelines.
The reports indicates that Coquelin, Wilshere and Welbeck are still ‘weeks’ away from being in contention to be selected for matches but the news will come as a major boost for the Gunners who are gearing up for another busy run of fixtures.
Unlike his English colleagues, Coquelin was not required to undergo surgery for his injury as he targets a comeback in as early as mid-February.
With new signing Mohamed Elneny declared fit to play right away, Wenger will be in no rush to speed up the return of his injured stars.
The Arsenal boss stated last week that Wilshere and Welbeck, who were initially scheduled to be back in action by now, are looking to complete their recovery ahead of the Champions League showdown with Barcelona at least.
“I maintain what I said that Jack could make it back for February. He will be available again. Considering you play the Euros on June 10, that is a long way.” Wenger said
“Welbeck will be three or four weeks so hopefully we will get our players back.”
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