Arshavin’s road to recovery is going well to plan.

The Russian ace has been limited to the sidelines since hampering his injury problem while playing for Russia.

Arshavin had been urged to regain fitness patiently but was rushed back to play for Russia against Wales last week and worsened matters.

As a result, the 28-year-old was ruled out of action for Arsenal’s next three games at least and before sitting out the clash with Man. City last weekend, Arsene Wenger fumed his frustration over Arshavin and his country’s decision to hurry him back.

But Arsenal’s January signing has now given a promising update as he nurses his injury and is hopeful of returning soon despite stressing the pain he is currently going through.

I woke up, went to the base, had a massage and did usual procedures.” Arshavin said in a monthly blog entry on his website.

I cannot say I still feel a sharp pain (from the groin injury), but I am yet to train at full strength.  The most unpleasant thing in this situation is that nothing depends on you. We can only wait.

Arshavin could not help but reveal his excitement on family matters as his 3-year-old son Artem prepares to start school in his new country tomorrow.

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“How are things at home? Fortunately, all is well. About my family – tommorow is the first day Artem (son) will attend kindergaten in London.” he said.