‘Great News’ ‘Good Times Ahead’ ‘Headache For Arteta’ Fans Delighted As Arsenal Star Returns To Training

‘Great News’ ‘Good Times Ahead’ ‘Headache For Arteta’ Fans Delighted As Arsenal Star Returns To Training

Arsenal left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko is back in full training ahead of the season opener against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

The 26-year-old did make a brief cameo in the Game 4 Ukraine charity match last Saturday so there were signs that he was nearing a comeback.

Fans on X are delighted to see one of the Gunners’ key players from last campaign back available in time for the first Premier League fixture:

Zinchenko may not be fit enough to start

It should be pointed out that Zinchenko did not play a full part in pre-season due to the muscular injury he sustained.

For that reason, you would expect that the Ukrainian international will be on the bench for this weekend’s match against Forest, with Jurrien Timber keeping his place on the left-hand side of defence.

Arsenal still have five other players on the treatment table

You would have thought that, as the club are heading into a new season, the squad would have a clean bill of health but that is far from being the case.

Gabriel Jesus had to undergo a minor knee operation that will keep him out for a few weeks, while Folarin Balogun is still struggling with a foot injury.

Jorginho (muscular), Reiss Nelson (toe), Albert Sambi Lokonga (muscular) and Mohamed Elneny (knee) also remain out of contention.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.