The midfielder picked up a leg injury in the clash against West Bromwich Albion on September 16 but he’s progressed well over the international break and is confident he will be available for the clash with the Clarets this weekend.
“The injury is progressing well,” he told the club’s website. “On Wednesday, I came back to training with the squad so I will probably be ready to play this weekend.
“If we want to be positive, my injury happened at the right time because we had the break to take time and didn’t have to rush, because sometimes when you rush you can take another injury. So, we took time and now I’m close to being perfect.”
Obiang says the Hammers’ squad not on international duty were put through their paces over the two-week domestic break as Slaven Bilic’s side aim to record back-to-back wins following the victory over Swansea last month.
He added: “We had to work hard during the long week while the others were away, because they are playing and working hard and for us it is the same. When the others come back, you have to be ready to play.”
Preston are reportedly weighing up whether or not to make a fourth offer for Peterborough United left-back Andrew Hughes.