‘Finally’ ‘Hat Trick Against Arsenal Please’ Fans React As West Ham Star Returns To Training

West Ham forward Michail Antonio is back in full training nearly 3 months after being sidelined with a knee injury.

The 33-year-old hasn’t played since picking up the problem on international duty with Jamaica back in November.

Antonio did have a setback in his recovery last month but he is now poised to return to the first-team squad and fans on X are happy to have him available again:

Will Antonio be ready to face Arsenal?

There is very little chance that the forward will be fit to start against the Gunners this weekend, having spent so long on the treatment table.

However, manager David Moyes may well be tempted to put him on the bench so he can be used as an impact substitute in the closing stages of the game.

A West Ham injury update

Alphonse Areola was substituted at half-time against Manchester United last weekend after he picked up a head injury in a clash with teammate Kurt Zouma.

However, Moyes confirmed after the match that the Frenchman was taken off as a precaution and he should be fit to start against Arsenal on Sunday.

Lucas Paqueta is not expected to feature. The Brazilian international is closing on his return from a calf injury but he is not ready to make his comeback quite yet.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.