Picture: Massive boost for Arsenal as key star returns ahead of Lisbon clash

The Gunners have been handed a massive boost on the injury front heading into the clash with Sporting Lisbon at home in the Europa League.

Unai Emery’s men were on an 11-game winning streak before that run came to an end in a dramatic 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace which saw them concede two penalty kicks at Selhurst Park.

The Gunners returned to form by winning 2-1 against Blackpool in the League Cup last week but they had to settle for another draw on Saturday in a showdown with Liverpool in the Premier League.

One man who was not able to feature in that game was Sokratis, after he was forced to sit out of action due to a fitness blow he recently suffered.

Ahead of the clash with Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League, the ex-Dortmund defender has made it back into training with the rest of the Arsenal squad and here was a snapshot of him in action on Wednesday….

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