Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has returned to light training as he continues his rehabilitation from a knee injury. The Switzerland senior national team player has been missing since he suffered the knee problem towards the end of the North London Derby clash with Tottenham Hotspur in the league at the end of September.

Switzerland midfielder Xhaka posted pictures of him in light training on his official Instagram account last week.

Xhaka was linked with a move away from Arsenal in the summer with Jose Mourinho and AS Roma keen to sign him on the back of a phenomenal Euro 2020 tournament in the colours of the Switzerland team, but the Italians were unable to pay the asking fee from the Gunners. The Arsenal player was one of the best midfielders at Euro 2020 as Switzerland reached the last eight of the competition for the first time in their history.

Arsenal gave Xhaka a new deal afterhis proposed move to AS Roma collapsed and he went on to start the first five games in the Premier League this season until his unfortunate injury against Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium. His injury overshadowed the impressive 3-1 win recorded by the Gunners thanks to the goals from Emile Smith-Rowe, Pierre-EmerickAubameyang and Bukayo Saka. Arsenal took a three-goal lead at the half-time break before South Korean national team star Son Heung-Min pulled one back in the second half to prevent his team from suffering a three-goal defeat in the league for the third time in a row.

Xhaka has missed the last six matches in league at Arsenal because of his knee injury, but that has not stopped the Gunners from moving up on the league standings. Arsenal are up to fifth place on the Premier League log afterthe win over Watford at the weekend. In total,Xhakahas missed the last seven games in all competitions.

Switzerland midfielder Xhaka was ruled out for three months at the time of his injury and the expectation is thathe will return to full fitness at the end of next month. Arsenal fans would be hoping that Xhaka returns to the first team squad earlier than expected after the latest update from him in the quest to recover from the aforementioned knee injury.