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The Germany international striker suffered a grade-three hamstring tear in August but is targeting a return to action for Arsenal against Everton on December 8

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has returned to full training after being sidelined since August with a hamstring injury.

Goal exclusively revealed earlier in November that the Germany international suffered a grade-three hamstring tear with the muscle completely separating in his left leg.

One expert who examined the 28-year-old is believed to have described the tear as "horrific" and "the worst hamstring strain he had ever seen".

Podolski picked up the injury during Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Fenerbahce on August 27 but is targeting a return to action against Everton on December 8.

Arsene Wenger’s side were training ahead of their Champions League fixture against Marseille on Tuesday evening.

Arsenal currently sit top Group F, level on nine points with Napoli, and three clear of last season’s runners-up Borussia Dortmund.

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