Arsenal have revealed that captain Laurent Koscielny is training with a ball again as he steps up his rehabilitation following the ruptured Achilles he suffered at the end of last season.
The club’s official Twitter account shared a video of the Frenchman, who missed the World Cup due to the injury, planting shots into a teeny-tiny goal at London Colney.
Look who's been continuing his rehab at London Colney ?
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 11, 2018
Koscielny, who celebrated his 33rd birthday yesterday, had said at the end of May that he’d hope to be working with a ball within five months.
This latest update suggests he’s ahead of that schedule, although the medical team continue to state that he’s not expected to join full first team training until November.
In other news, it looks as though the calf problem that led to Lucas Torreira being substituted as a precaution by Uruguay in their 4-1 win over Mexico on Saturday is not as bad as first feared.
— Unai Emery (@UnaiEmery_) September 11, 2018
Unai Emery shared a picture on social media of today’s training session and the diminutive midfielder was part of the session. It looks as though he should be fit enough for Saturday’s trip to Newcastle.