Arsenal have been handed a major injury boost after Arsene Wenger confirmed the return of Tomas Rosicky to full training with the first-team. The Gunners midfielder has been out for over seven months after undergoing surgery to correct a knee injury picked up on international duty with the Czech Republic.
The north London club's injury crisis is slowly but surely easing out following a spate of injuries, which saw Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin join the likes of Rosicky, Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck as long-term absentees, leaving Arsenal short in central midfield. The French manager admitted that his side were short of options going into the second half of the season, and has confirmed the imminent arrival of Mohamed Elneny from FC Basel to provide cover for the injured stars.
The Emirates Stadium outfit are looking to consolidate their place at the top of the Premier League table, which they lead by two points ahead of Leicester City, when they take on Liverpool on Wednesday (13 January). Besides, with FA Cup and Champions League commitments in the coming months, Wenger will need to have all the players at his disposal.
The return of the Czech international is just the first step, as the French manager has also given positive updates on Cazorla and Coquelin, who are expected to return in February, while Welbeck could also return to ease the load on Olivier Giroud.
"We have Rosicky back in training so the situation is getting better. He will be back in full training this week, it is fantastic because he has been out for very long and it is good to know that a player of that calibre is back in our squad," Wenger said, as quoted on Arsenal's official site.