Theo Walcott hopes to have recovered from his shoulder surgery and be back in action for Arsenal by the end of the month.
"I am nearly there, and hopefully (will be back) by the end of this month," the 19 year old said on Arsenal's official website.
"I am doing a lot of rehab work now with the shoulder, landing on it, and also in the gym with a lot of weights to build the muscle strength back."
The England winger continued: "I just feel it will be when I am ready. Obviously I do not want to do it again, so I have got to be 100% fit."
Walcott revealed the shoulder problem was something of an inherited condition.
"My dad had an operation on his right side (shoulder) as well, and when I had my left side done, they did a scan on my right and said that something might have to be done at a different stage," Walcott added.
"So actually it is good that it has come when I am young, and hopefully now it will be as strong as anything."