Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Yaya Sanogo is back in full training and available for this Saturday's Premier League clash against Burnley, two months after his last appearance for the Gunners.
Sanogo last featured against Leicester City on August 31st but has since been sidelined by a hamstring injury and persistent back problems, with things changing considerably in the Arsenal attack during his absence.
Less than 48 hours after Sanogo failed to convince at the King Power Stadium in a 1-1 draw Arsenal spent £16 million on Danny Welbeck, although with Olivier Giroud out until the new year the young Frenchman's return to provide physically imposing cover is a welcome one for Wenger.
Wenger finally has some positive injury news
The 21-year-old's clean bill of health is the latest sign Arsenal's worrying backlog of long-term injury problems is finally lifting.
Theo Walcott was back on the bench against Sunderland last weekend for the first time since damaging his cruciate knee ligament in January, while midfield duo Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey have also both made their comebacks from much more short-term problems in the past fortnight.
Time for Gunners to produce run of results
It's a sign of how disappointing Arsenal's domestic form has been this season that they're still chasing Premier League back-to-back wins heading into Burnley match, leaving them a whopping nine points off Premier League leaders Chelsea.
Sanogo has his own personal ambition to achieve and both aims could be realised if the lanky forward comes off the bench, still chasing his first Arsenal goal.
Purely from a strength in depth point of view Sanogo gives the Gunners something different off the bench, with his attributes utilised successfully in last season's FA Cup campaign in particular.
Wenger clearly still believes in the Auxerre academy graduate, once fully fit expect him to get further chances to shine in an Arsenal side who much like the youngster still have everything to prove at the very highest level.
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