Mikel Arteta hopes Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) will return before the end of the year


Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta confirmed on Thursday that Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka (30, 98 caps) is ahead of his recovery schedule after his right knee injury in late September against Tottenham (3 -1). At the time, with the medial collateral ligament affected, the club estimated his absence to be about three months without an operation. «  I hope he will be back a little sooner than expected ”, said Arteta in a press conference ahead of Saturday’s home game (1.30 p.m.) in the Premier League against Newcastle United, his condition is progressing well. He trains hard, as he always does. Hope we can get it back before the end of the year. « 

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