Arsenal full-backs Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin are on course to return to full training next month.
Tierney joined Arsenal from Celtic for a reported £25million during the close season but has yet to feature after undergoing a double hernia operation.
The Scotland international was given a return date of October, but Arsenal confirmed on their official website on Thursday that he is “progressing well” and should be back on the training pitch in September.
Long-term absentee Bellerin, who has not played since rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in January, is also expected to resume full training in the coming weeks.
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Fellow defender Konstantinos Mavropanos is another player targeting a September return, while Emile Smith Rowe and Rob Holding stepped up their recovery from respective groin and knee injuries by playing for Arsenal’s under-23 side last week.
Arsenal face north London rivals Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday and travel to Watford on September 15 after the first international break of the season.
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