Significant step for Podolski in Arsenal injury comeback

Lukas Podolski's return to first team action for Arsenal has moved a step closer.

Arsenal's exciting German forward Lukas Podolski has good news for Arsenal fans. His return to first team action to the Gunners is nearing, because tomorrow (Friday), his training will intensify. For the first time since returning, the German will be able to participate in full practice games, and train as if fully fit. Up until this point the international forward has been adjusting via his own specialised schedule, but he revealed today was the last individual session he would undertake.

This weekend's clash with Everton will surely be too soon for him, and next week's Champions League tie away to Napoli will also require him to be even more ahead of schedule, although it would not be a surprise to see him travel with the squad.

The following weekend against Manchester City however looks far more promising, and whatever the result in Naples, Podolski's return will be perfectly timed.

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