Lucas Torreira rejoined first-team group training on Monday, as he continues his return from an ankle injury in early March.

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - MAY 30: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on May 30, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on May 30, 2020. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Lucas Torreira rejoined group training with the Arsenal first team this week, in another positive step for his recovery.

Over the weekend, we reported on the pictures of Torreira returning to the pitches at London Colney. At the time, the images only showed the midfielder working alone, away from the rest of the group.

That changed on Monday, as Torreira took part in some training drills with the rest of the squad. In Arsenal’s video of the session, you can see him taking part in passing and shooting drills. However, he still isn’t joining the full-contact practice matches.

With just over two weeks to go until the Premier League restarts, Torreira is cutting it fine to be fit in time. It’s certainly looking a lot more likely now, though. Given the packed schedule Arsenal will face, that’s great news.

Mikel Arteta’s side have 10 Premier League matches to play, as well as one or two FA Cup fixtures before the cup final on August 1st.

So between 17th June and the provisional Premier League end date of 25th July, they might have 12 matches. That’s one match every 3.25 days. They’ll need to utilise as much of the squad as possible to avoid further injuries.

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