Rob Holding could make his Arsenal comeback during pre-season despite suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in December.
Normally the prognosis is for 9 months out, but the 23 year old looked sharp in training last night as the Gunners prepared to face Bayern Munich in Los Angeles.
The defender took a full part in the session, sprinting, making tackles, and getting stuck in all over the pitch.
It has raised the prospects of him being eased back into action a bit earlier than anticipated, although the club will monitor his progress very carefully to ensure there are no setbacks.
Arsenal did have an injury scare in last night’s session, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left in a crumpled heap on the turf after a challenge, but following some treatment and an ice-pack he was ok to resume training.
For a full report on tonight’s encounter, keep your eyes peeled to Arseblog News – we’ll be reporting from the game itself.