Lukas Podolski is back in training but not in the Arsenal squad for the trip to face Napoli tomorrow in the Champions League.ñ
The German hasn’t played for the Gunners since banjaxing his hamstring in the same tournament against Fenerbahce in late August.
Training pictures showed him having a laugh with his teammates, including new boy Mesut Ozil, but the forward is going to have to wait a bit longer for his return to action.
Arsenal have just to avoid heavy defeat to go through but will want to win the game to finish top of the group and avoid a much more difficult draw in the round of 16.
For Napoli to qualify they have to get a better result against Arsenal than Dortmund can achieve at already eliminated Marseille.
Other than that there are no new injury worries for the Arsenal manager who will consider a measure of rotation with Saturday’s trip to Manchester in mind.