GRANIT XHAKA is hoping to be back in the next month, with recovery going well.
He suffered medial knee ligament damage during the North London derby and has been out ever since.
Xhaka is open to leaving Arsenal for Borussia Monchengladbach on a FREE when his contract expires.
The Swiss international signed a new deal last summer, stretching to 2023-24.
He told Swiss publication Blick: “I hope to celebrate my comeback as soon as possible.
“I’ve been gone seven weeks and a few days now.
“The bone was also broken twice. The problem with the bone is that it takes so long. I hope to be back in the next three or four weeks.”
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The striker, 30, is in the final few months of his £200,000-a-week deal and can open talks with overseas clubs in January.
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