Arsenal have received a rare injury boost as defender Carl Jenkinson has returned to full training. Jenkinson suffered a knee ligament injury during his loan spell at West Ham United after a collision with Sergio Agüero against Manchester City in January.
The 24 year old returned to Arsenal to recover and is now ready to get back into action for the Gunners after a lengthy spell on the sidelines
The England international announced his return on Twitter in a festive manner.
Back in full training tomorrow… Feel like a little kid on Christmas Eve 🙈😂
— Carl Jenkinson (@carljenkinson) September 25, 2016
The player could make a return for Arsenal in their EFL Cup tie against Reading next month. He was involved in the memorable 7-5 win when they previously faced Reading two years ago. The Gunners came from four goals behind in the first half.
Jenkinson will act as a back up to Hector Bellerin and will be preferred over Mathieu Debuchy who missed out on the EFL match against Nottingham Forest through injury with youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles deployed in his absence.
The return of Jenkinson is a huge boost for Arsenal even though it will be difficult for him to earn regular action with Hector Bellerin standing in his way, the Spaniard has been incredible for the Gunners this season.
Regardless, it will be good to have Jenkinson as a solid back up as Arsenal will inevitably face further injury setbacks during the later part of the season.