Arsenal defender Oleksandr Zinchenko shares latest injury update

Arsenal defender Oleksandr Zinchenko is nearing a return to full recovery and fitness going by the latest injury update he has shared on social media.

The Ukraine international missed the pre-season tour of the United States of America due to a calf injury that has plagued him since he joined the Gunners from Manchester City last summer.

Zinchenko has been pictured in full training with his teammates, and he could be back in action very soon in what would be a huge boost for Arsenal.

Jurrien Timber could be out for months after injuring his knee on his Premier League debut against Nottingham Forest on Saturday, and being without the Netherlands international is a huge blow.

However, having Zinchenko back in action within the next few weeks would come in handy and relieve manager Mikel Arteta of a huge headache.

The trip to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday could come too soon for the left-back, but he could be included in the matchday squad when the Gunners face Fulham in the next game at Emirates Stadium.

The 26-year-old played 27 Premier League games last term, scoring once and weighing in with two assists, and having him back will come in handy.

Zinchenko is a solid presence in the dressing room and on the pitch, and the team could do with such a character right now.

Arsenal secured a 2-1 victory in their first game of the campaign but will need to put in a much-improved performance against Palace if they want to leave Selhurst Park with all three points.

They need all their key players available, and Arteta will hope Brazil international striker Gabriel Jesus can also return to the training ground sooner rather than later.

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