Long-term absentee Tomas Rosicky has revealed that he is not worried about his latest injury setback.
The Arsenal midfielder has been out of action for over a year with a hamstring tendon injury and after numerous failed comebacks still finds himself sidelined.
This time, after manager Arsene Wenger had confirmed that the Czech Republic ace would return to first team training in two weeks, a groin injury has delayed his latest comeback by an extra week.
Despite yet more disappointment for the 28-year-old he insists that he has not been perturbed and declares he feels almost back to normal.
"I don't want to jinx it, but it seems that my football life is getting back to normal," he told his own website.
"Had the groin problem not occurred, and the groin injury is nothing serious, I would have most likely been already training with the first team.
"The most important thing is that the place where I have the cursed hamstring is okay and endures the training sessions."
The groin injury is likely to rule Rosicky out of the upcoming international matches but he appears to be over the worst of an injury which forced him to question whether he would ever play again.
"I can't wait to start playing and the stress which made me feel low in the past is now gone," he added.
"During the injury I was having various thoughts in my mind. For instance, that I would never play football again.
"Fortunately with the return to a normal football routine with training sessions, in which I have constantly been doing improvements, the stress has gone away.
"The groin is not a thing which should prevent me from returning and I feel safe."