According to Arsene Wenger, Mikel Arteta is on the brink of a return to action after several weeks on the sidelines.

The Arsenal skipper has endured another campaign plagued by injuries, failing to start a game in the Premier League so far this season.

Arteta’s last appearance was over a month ago in the defeat at West Brom but the Spaniard has now resumed training after recovering from a calf problem.

“Arteta is back in training but is too short [of match fitness] to be selected in a competitive game.” Wenger said.

The 33-year-old’s current contract at Arsenal is set to expire in June 2016 with rumours indicating that the club could offer him a coaching role when his career comes to an end.

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