Just when Arsenal needed a lift, they have got one.
Bright young prospect Gedion Zelalem, who wowed on pre-season aged just 16, is to return from injury.
Zelalem had been ruled out in early September for 'six to eight weeks'. He confirmed on Twitter on Wednesday evening that he is poised to return to full training.
Back in full training tmr :)— Gedion Zelalem (@Gedion34) October 23, 2013
It is perfect timing for Arsenal and Zelalem, with an intriguing Capital One Cup fixture at home to Chelsea next Tuesday (29/10).
Zelalem was reportedly in line to feature against West Brom in the last round, only for injury take away that opportunity.
The youngster will now hope for a place on the bench at the Emirates next week, with the possibility of making his competitive first team debut.
The teenager had pledged to use the break to try to 'come back stronger', so it will be interesting to see whether his time in the gym has had the intended effect.
Would you even start Zelalem against Chelsea, or is a place on the bench about right?
image: © Kieran Clarke