Mohamed Elneny made an incredible return to training just days after fearing his season was over.
The Egyptian was injured during Arsenal’s 4-1 thrashing of West Ham in the Premier League last weekend.
Egypt’s assistant manager Mahmoud Fayez revealed in the week that the injury was not too serious in a major boost for the star’s World Cup dream.
It was believed he would be out of action for around three weeks, but seeing him undergoing some one-one-on training will bring some positivism for Wenger and Gunners fans.
The crunch clash away at old rivals Manchester United this weekend will come too soon for him, however.
The Egyptian midfielder, 25, looked in some pain after a collision with Mark Noble in Arsenal’s win against the Hammers.
Elneny landed awkwardly on the side of his foot, with his ankle bending dramatically.
It took a while to get the midfielder off the field of play.
Fayez claimed: “I just contacted Elneny after he finished his X-ray and thankfully his injury is not serious and he will be out of action for three weeks.
“He will join us in the World Cup.”
Meanwhile, Elneny himself added: “Thank you for all the love you showed, either in the field or outside it.
“Your support will make me want to heal faster, and try my best to come back to play along with my mates in the Arsenal, and assist my national team.”
He could well make the Europa League final on May 16 – provided Arsenal get there after a disappointing 1-1 home draw in the first leg against ten men.