Arsenal defender Sokratis Papasthathopoulos could be fit for the league game at home to Leicester City on Monday night after he hinted a return to the first team.
The 30-year-old posted via his Instagram page that he has made a quicker recovery from the injury he sustained while he was on duty with the Greek national team.
The latest development will come as a good news to the Arsenal fans after new manager Unai Emery revealed during his pre-match press conference on Thursday that it would be difficult for the defender to feature against the Foxes.
Sokratis suffered an ankle sprain during the UEFA Nations League (UCL) clash between Finland and Greece in League C2.
The game was goalless when the former Borussia Dortmund defender was replaced by Georgios “Giorgos” Tzavellas at the start of the second half.
The hosts went ahead to score two second half goals to secure a 2-0 victory over 2004 European Championship winners Greece.
Sokratis joined the Gunners during this summer’s transfer window in a £17m deal from German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.
He started the first five league games for Arsenal before sustaining an injury in the first half of the 5th match against Everton.
The Greek defender has not played in the Premier League since then.