Arsenal striker ‘glad to be back’ from injury

Yaya Sanogo joined Theo Walcott and Serge Gnabry in Arsenal training this week.


Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo was glad to be back in training after spending the past six weeks on the sidelines through injury.

The 21-year-old striker has been nursing a hamstring suffered in early September and last featured for the Gunners during their 1-1 draw at Leicester City at the end of August.

Manager Arsene Wenger has had a number of selection problems over the past few weeks as Sanago’s injury only added to a long list of current casualties.

His return to fitness along with Theo Walcott and Serge Gnabry will therefore delight the French boss in his bid to turn around the North Londoner’s poor start to the season.

Sanogo posted his reaction to his return to training and also welcomed back teammates Walcott and Gnabry, writing on Facebook:

“Glad to be back at the training camp. Hope the team will do the job today. We are growing everyday. Welcome back Theo Walcott and Serge Gnabry!!!”

The former Auxerre youngster’s pre-match wish came true as the Gunners did the job by defeating Sunderland 2-0 thanks to a brace from Alexis Sanchez.

The result leaves Wenger’s side in fifth spot in the Premier League table, two points behind West Ham in fourth and eight behind league leader Chelsea who face Manchester United tomorrow.

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