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West Ham owner David Gold gives fitness update on Pedro Obiang

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Pedro Obiang will be back in first team training this week.

New West Ham signing Pedro Obiang's Premier League bow will not be far away.

The midfielder had missed the Hammers' opening day win over Arsenal with a muscle injury he picked up in the middle of July.

West Ham owner David Gold confirmed via Twitter, in response to a query from a supporter, that Obiang is due back in first team training this week.

Obiang was new manager Slaven Bilic's first signing after being appointed, and it has been frustrating that he has not been able to show what he can do so far.

The fact West Ham were able to record such an impressive away win over Arsenal without him underlines the quality they have in the squad.

When he does return he will give his teammates a big lift, and should he prove his fitness this week he could hope to earn a place in the matchday squad for West Ham's next game of the season, at home to Claudio Ranieri's Leicester City.

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