Podolski Offers Injury Update: “I Can Start With The Team Today”

By on December 6, 2013

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has offered a positive injury update, revealing on Twitter that he will “start with the team today”.

Podolski has been on the sidelines since tearing his hamstring against Fenerbache at the end of August but returned to light training around 10 days ago.

Arsene Wenger claimed last Friday that the German should be able to resume full training shortly after the Hull City game, and is seems today is the day he’ll finally link up with the rest of the squad as Podolski took to his personal Twitter account this morning to reveal that he’s able to “start with the team today”.

He really will be like a new signing. What was initially thought to be a three week hamstring injury suddenly turned into three months on the treatment table in what was a devastating blow after an encouraging start to the season that saw him score two against Fulham.

Thankfully we’ve performed well without him but there’s no doubt his return will be a welcome one. There’s a chance he could be in the squad to face Napoli next Wednesday, but I think the City game next weekend is a more realistic target.