Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski back in training after 2 months on the sideline

Arsenal might have been beaten in the Capital One Cup by Chelsea but they were given a boost when Lukas Podolski was pictured back in training for the Gunners.

The Germany forward has been out of action for two months after he limped off in Arsenal's 5-0 Champions League qualifying win against Fenerbahce with a hamstring injury in August.

But Podolski now appears to be closing in on a return to first-team action after posting a picture at Arsenal's London Colney training complex on Tuesday, saying: 'Back on the pitch. Great feeling'.

The news will be welcomed by Gunners manager Arsene Wenger who has only Nicklas Bendtner as back up to the in-form Olivier Giroud.