Arsenal duo Wojciech Szczesny and Johan Djourou could make a timely return to fitness for Sunday’s crunch tie with Liverpool, after they began training for the first time since sustaining their respective injuries.
Szczesny, 20, dislocated his finger during the defeat to Barcelona in March and it was feared he may not play again this season, but manager Arsene Wenger confirmed after the win over Blackpool that he was close to a return and Szczesny himself also believes he is fit to play.
As for Djourou, the Swiss international looked to have finally put his injury problems behind him before a dislocated shoulder looked to have ruled him out for the season. However, the shoulder didn’t need surgery and he could be in contention for Sunday’s game at Emirates Stadium after resuming training yesterday morning.
Djourou’s fellow centre back, Thomas Vermaelen, has also been pencilled in for a return to training in a fortnight’s time, although he isn’t expected to make an appearance until pre-season.
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