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Portugese midfielder on verge of comeback after injury

PUBLISHED: 13:33 10 September 2008 | UPDATED: 15:22 07 September 2010

Amaury Bischoff says he hopes to be in full training shortly. The Portuguese Under-21 midfielder, signed from Werder Bremen in the summer, has been nursing a long-term groin strain since arriving at the club. But he said this week he is feeling no effec

L AMAURY BISCHOFF SAYS HE HOPES TO BE IN FULL TRAINING SHORTLY. THE PORTUGUESE UNDER-21 MIDFIELDER, SIGNED FROM WERDER BREMEN IN THE SUMMER, HAS BEEN NURSING A LONG-TERM GROIN STRAIN SINCE ARRIVING AT THE CLUB.

BUT HE SAID THIS WEEK HE IS FEELING NO EFFECTS FROM THE INJURY - AND PRAISED THE CLUB FOR SHOWING FAITH IN HIM.

"THE INJURY IS GETTING BETTER BIT BY BIT," HE TOLD ARSENAL TV. "I AM RUNNING THREE TIMES A WEEK. I'M NEARLY PAIN-FREE AND HOPE TO BE BACK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. IT'S BEEN DIFFICULT. I'VE BEEN INJURED FOR A LONG TIME BUT ARSENAL HAVE SHOWN FAITH IN ME.

"THEY HAVE GOT ME IN GREAT SHAPE AND BEEN BRILLIANT. THEY MONITOR ME WITH A DAILY PROGRAMME AND A TRAINER IS THERE FOR ME EVERY DAY. I THINK THAT LITTLE BY LITTLE I'M GETTING THERE AND WILL SOON BE BACK ON THE PITCH.

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