German has been on the sidelines for the past two months.
Premier League leaders Arsenal have been handed a massive fitness boost ahead of their crucial clash with Liverpool this weekend after experienced forward Lukas Podolski returned to training after a long injury layoff, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The Germany international has been out of action since picking up a hamstring problem in the Gunners’ Champions League play-off tie with Fenerbahce in August.
However, the 28-year-old has now finally returned to first-team training, with Podolski posting a picture of himself at the club’s London Colney training ground on Tuesday accompanied by the words: “Back on the pitch. Great feeling.”
And the striker’s return to fitness will have come as a huge relief to Gunners head coach Arsene Wenger as the club enter a crucial part of their season, with the Frenchman currently being forced to make do with just one fit centre forward, France international Olivier Giroud.
Prior to Podolski picking up his hamstring injury, the German had started the new campaign on fire by managing to hit the back of the net on two occasions in just his three matches in total for the club, both of which came in the Premier League.