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Arsenal handed injury boost as attacker returns to full training
According to the IBTimes, Arsenal striker Lucas Perez is already back in training following a knee injury and will be in contention for the Swansea City game after the international break.
Perez was a surprise absentee from the squad when the teams were announced prior to our 1-0 win at Burnley on Sunday and some fans were left speculating whether Wenger had dropped the Spaniard having left him as an unused substitute for the previous games with Chelsea and Basel.
However, the club were quick to reveal that Perez had suffered a minor knee injury and the IBTimes claim that the striker finished last Friday’s training session with a swollen knee and the clubs medical team advised he shouldn’t be risked at Burnley.
It looks like Perez is set for a swift return to action as the news outlet also says that he resumed training on Monday and will be available for selection when Swansea come to the Emirates on October 15th.
The 28-year-old now has a couple of weeks to try and impress Wenger in training and persuade him that he should feature against the Swans having only made one Premier League start since making the move from Deportivo La Coruna just before deadline day.
Perez did start and score twice during the EFL Cup win over Nottingham Forest and with games against Ludogorets, Middlesbrough and Reading coming up after the Swansea game I’m sure the striker will see some action over the coming weeks.
His chances of first team action are also boosted by the fact that Olivier Giroud has been struggling with a niggling toe injury while Danny Welbeck and Chuba Akpom are also injured so there isn’t exactly a lot of competition up front.