Serge Gnabry says he is “feeling much better” after playing his first game in four months, for Arsenal Under-21s at Newcastle United.
Gnabry initially made his comeback from a long-term injury against Blackburn Rovers Under-21s in October, and played the following reserve game against Stoke City before suffering a setback.
However, the forward returned to play 65 minutes at St James’ Park on Monday and he believes he has put the worst behind him.
"It’s been a long time for me, a rough time - about 11 months - so I’m just happy to be back out there"
“I’ve been training with the first-team squad,” Gnabry told Arsenal.com. “I want to get back playing with them as soon as.
“I’ve had two weeks of training behind me, I’ve had my first game and I’m feeling good. I’m not in pain anymore so [I’ll return] as soon as, hopefully.
“I’m feeling good. I’m feeling much better than I did in October. It’s been a long time for me, a rough time - about 11 months - so I’m just happy to be back out there and I feel good.
“I’ve just got to keep pushing. Training’s very important but obviously I haven’t played in three or four months and I’m still a bit rusty. I hope it gets better with with the more games I get.”
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