Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi is set to make a return to action against Southampton on Saturday. The Super Eagles midfielder had sustained a hip injury in the Gunners’ opening match against Liverpool at the Emirates.
Initial reports suggested Iwobi would be out for four weeks, but the fact that he is back on the training pitch is a major boost for Arsene Wenger’s side. Iwobi tweeted on 1 September :”Putting in a shift to get back and ready for the next match.”
He has been working hard in the gym to keep up his fitness, and finally resumed regular training on Tuesday ahead the encounter with Claude Puel’s men. According to Goal’s Arsenal Correspondent Chris Wheatley, “Iwobi trained today and will be named in the squad for Saturday’s game.
“He recovered quicker than expected and worked hard in the gym over the international break.”
Arsenal drew 0-0 at Leicester City before caging Watford 3-1 without to place eighth on the log with four points.