Fiete Arp has finally returned to full training with Bayern Munich after a spell of bad luck with injuries and illnesses. The young center-forward has not had the easiest go since making the move to Bayern this year. First, Arp had to miss games because he fell ill and then he broke his wrist, which kept him out for months.
Arp, who previously played with Arp, who transferred this summer from Hamburger SV in the Bundesliga 2, showed glimpses of talent and promise this preseason when featuring for Bayern. He was able to play against some of Europe’s top teams like Real Madrid, Arsenal, and Tottenham in the International Champions Cup (ICC) and Audi Cup. Arp managed to hold his own and even swapped shirts with one of his heroes Harry Kane.
Right now, Fiete Arp is currently training without the full Bayern Munich squad since so many players have left on international duty. FC Bayern Munich reported that Arp was however, “joined by Jérôme Boateng, Thomas Müller, Javi Martínez, Michaël Cuisance, Sven Ulreich, Ron-Thorben Hoffmann plus a number of players from the U23 squad.” Hopefully Arp and the Bayern staff could use this international break to help get the striker back into game shape.
Since Robert Lewandowski is supposed to have upcoming groin surgery, Arp may see himself getting sometime with Bayern’s first team in the not so distant future. However, the surgery is supposedly only minor so Lewandowski might not miss many, if any, games. If Lewandowski were to miss games, Hansi Flick may also decide in favor of Serge Gnabry or Thomas Müller to Arp.
After playing extremely well in the U-17 FIFA World Cup Fiete Arp has become considered one of the most promising young center-forwards in Germany and many are keeping close tabs on his development. Hopefully he will be able to stay healthy, get some game time, and continue improving.