Cech, Koscielny, Maitland-Niles – Latest Arsenal injury news and potential return dates

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Unai Emery looks set to receive some good news on the injury front over the next few weeks with a number of players set to return to training.

Absent in Sunday’s 5-1 rout at Fulham, Mesut Ozil has today returned to full training at the club’s London Colney base after suffering a back spasm prior to the trip to Craven Cottage.

Now back in training with his teammates over the international break given he called time on his Germany career after the World Cup, the ex-Real Madrid man will be hoping to be named in the starting XI against Leicester City.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles is also due to return to training next week ahead of the game against the Foxes, although you would expect the fixture to come too soon for him to feature.

A starter in the opening day defeat against Man City, the highly-rated midfielder has had to watch on from the sidelines over the past two months after suffering a small fracture to his left fibula against Pep Guardiola’s side.

Konstantinos Mavropanos, who has yet to feature for the team under Emery this campaign, is another player set to return to training by the end of the month after suffering a groin strain.

The Gunners have also confirmed that Petr Cech is expected to rejoin training with his teammates in the next 3-4 weeks following a hamstring injury, with captain Laurent Koscielny set to return in November.

The French international is now working outside as he steps up his rehabilitation from rupturing his Achilles tendon last May against Atletico Madrid, but it will be next month when he returns to full training with the rest of the squad.

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