Arsenal are finally starting to get some players back, after what seems like forever. Tomas Rosicky has not played for the Gunners all season, following a tendon injury he suffered while playing for the Czech Republic at Euro 2012. The 32-year old playmaker trained with his Arsenal team mates today at London Colney and his recovery will be a boost to everyone.
It is likely to take Rosicky a few weeks to get back to full fitness, but it will then give Arsene Wenger more options, which will be a relief after the blighted start the squad has endured. Santi Cazorla might even get to have a rest, or he could try his luck on the wings when Rosicky is back.
Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were due to have fitness tests, and both players trained today, so they could be in the squad to face Fulham tomorrow. Ramsey gets a hard time off Gooners, but I think that too much is expected of the young man, especially when Wenger sticks him on the wing.
Wojciech Szczesny completed 90 minutes with the under 21 team today and could be included in the squad for tomorrow, although Vito Mannone will start. At last we have two good keepers who will push each other for the starting role.
Hopefully, Arsenal will get a lift from this and go into the match against Fulham with a positive attitude. A good win and performance is just what we need ahead of the visit of Tottenham next weekend.