Podolski to return to training at Arsenal
Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski will return to training this week
after more than three months out with a left hamstring injury,
handing the Premier League leaders an alternative up front for the
busy festive period.
Olivier Giroud has been shouldering the attacking burden for
Arsenal since Podolski was hurt during the Champions League playoff
win over Fenerbahce at the end of August.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Podolski will be back in
training after Wednesday’s match against Hull, adding that ”it
will take at least a week with normal training to consider him fit
for the squad.”
The game against Hull is the first of eight matches in a 28-day
span through to Jan. 1 for Arsenal, which leads the league by four
points after 13 games.