Wenger Confirms Huge Boost With Forward Set For Early Injury Return
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that French striker Olivier Giroud is set to make a shock return from injury after the international break.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Olivier Giroud is set to make a shock return from injury after the international break.
Giroud has been on the sidelines since fracturing his leg during the closing stages of our 2-2 draw with Everton at Goodison Park way back in August.
The 28-year-old was initially ruled out for at least three months and wasn’t expected to return until early December.
The boss has previously indicated that the French international was recovering well and he’s now told reporters that the striker is set to make a surprise early return to action.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Burnley, Wenger revealed that Giroud is ‘miles ahead’ of schedule and will rejoin training after the next international break.
“Giroud’s three weeks ahead of schedule and will train after the next international break.
“He’s right ahead of schedule.” Wenger is quoted as saying by the Express
The players split for national duty after the Swansea game next weekend and reconvene on the week commencing November 17th, and it seems Giroud will be back training with the rest of the squad around this time.
His early return will be a huge boost as without Giroud, we’ve been hugely reliant on Danny Welbeck up front with our summer signing starting in all-but one game since joining from Manchester United on transfer deadline day.
Once Giroud is fully fit, it’s going to interesting to see who Arsene sees as his first choice front-man. I’d argue that Welbeck has done enough already to earn him the right to be considered as a first team regular with Giroud making an impact off the bench, but we’ll have to see what the boss decides.
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