Bacary Sagna is on track to recover from his leg injury, the right-back has revealed, and he couldn't be more excited to be coming back onto the pitch with the prospect of Thierry Henry wearing an Arsenal top once more.
Sagna was stretchered off at White Hart Lane as Tottenham defeated the Gunners 2-1 back in October, and Arsene Wenger set a return date of the new year for the France international.
While Arsenal have missed the defender, Sagna believes that he is on track to reach his goal of coming back within two months, and has revealed he is able to run again, even if just at a jogging pace.
"I was told I would spend three or four months out and I am on schedule," he told L'Equipe.
"I have resumed jogging and I should kick the ball again in the coming days.
"I have screws (in my leg) but I don't think I will have them removed. That would mean another two months on the sidelines."
Like the entire Arsenal squad, Sagna couldn't be more excited at the prospect of Henry making his gallant return to the Emirates. The side's most prolific goal scorer, Henry is planning on providing support for Robin van Persie while Marouane Chamakh and Gervinho are away at the Africa Cup of Nations.
And Sagna went so far as to admit that he believes Henry's return will be a highlight of 2012 for Arsenal, with the 34 year old providing the side with their best chance to break an almost seven season-long trophyless spell.
"It will have an impact on the team and our adversaries," he explained.
"He is always looking for perfection and he knows what to do to win trophies. When he talks, everyone will listen to him. His comeback is the event of 2012!"
The Arsenal squad of old will never forget the pain they suffered last season, losing out on the Champions League, Carling Cup and Premier League race within weeks. And Sagna admitted that the frustration is still ever present within the squad, with the Gunners desperate to right their past wrongs and find that winning edge.
"When you are so close to something, like the League Cup with Arsenal, it brings you down with a bump," he said.
"From that moment we started to fall off. We were so disappointed, fans were disappointed. We lost trust.
"I would like to win something, either with France or with Arsenal. I miss trophies a lot, it is frustrating."