Sokratis is back in full training (Picture: Getty)Arsenal pair Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Granit Xhaka have handed Unai Emery a much needed boost ahead of the Gunners’ clash with Huddersfield by returning to training.Xhaka failed to travel with the Arsenal squad to the north-west last weekend for their 3-1 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad.Sokratis has been out since injuring his ankle ligaments following an awkward fall in a 3-1 defeat to Manchester United in the FA Cup in late January.The Gunners face Huddersfield this weekend as they look to get back on track in the Premier League and Emery is likely to be able to call on Xhaka after he resumed training.ADVERTISEMENTPAPA ? pic.twitter.com/pgTVR71fNE— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 7, 2019 Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Granit Xhaka return to training ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Huddersfield Advertisement Sokratis was also pictured but the defender – despite Arsenal’s injury crisis at the back – is likely to be given more time to recover given the nature of his issue.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal resume their Europa League campaign after their trip to Yorkshire as they take on BATE Borisov in Belarus.The Gunners’ defeat at the Etihad saw them slip out of the top four and into sixth following Manchester United’s win against Leicester.MORE: Tottenham identify Leicester City’s James Maddison as potential Christian Eriksen replacement Comment Sean KearnsThursday 7 Feb 2019 10:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link616Shares Advertisement
Nothing wrong with a dad trying to impress his daughter, right?And as far as Gonzalez is concerned, everything is about having fun.Now especially as the Dodgers fight for a chance to play in the World Series.He insists the Mickey Mouse ears he flashed after his Game 5 blast Wednesday wasn’t a pre-planned “take that” response to the Cardinals, who have accused him of over-doing it with some of his celebrating during the NLCS.In fact, Gonzalez said Friday he was doing it for his teammates standing in the dugout waiting to greet him after his third-inning home run gave the Dodgers a 3-2 lead.“They were calling me Mickey Mouse all day in the clubhouse,” Gonzalez said. So, up went his hands over his head as he approached the dugout.“Just having fun,” he said.And who knows, maybe working a lifetime pass to Disneyland in the process. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error And now that Gonzalez has given Disney all kinds of free public relations with all this Mickey Mouse stuff — including the Mickey Mouse ears gesture he flashed everyone after hitting a home run in Game 5 — maybe it’s time for Disney to show Gonzalez a little love.Like, say, maybe lifetimes pass to Disneyland?“That would be awesome,” Gonzalez said, his eyes growing wide and big as he prepared to take batting practice before Game 6 in St. Louis Friday.He is dead serious, too.“My wife and would love it,” Gonzalez said, smiling. “And my daughter, wow. She’d go nuts.” ST. LOUIS — Adrian Gonzalez didn’t start the whole Mickey Mouse drama in the National League Championship Series, but now that he’s been thrown smack into the middle of it by the St. Louis Cardinals Fun Police, he’s hoping to make the most of it.So if you’re listening, Disney, Gonzalez and his family are huge fans of everything you do. From movies to theme parks to Sleeping Beauty to Princess and the Frog, everyone in the Gonzalez household is a huge fan.In fact, his daughter, Brianna Belle, is named after Princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast.“So yeah, we’re big fans,” Gonzalez said.