Pictures: 29-year-old joins rest of Arsenal squad in training on Wednesday
Arsene Wenger’s men are finishing up preparations for their upcoming fixture in the round of 32 in the Europa League on Thursday.
The Gunners have lost two of their last three games in all competitions with the defeats coming against Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
Following the 1-0 loss in the north London derby on Saturday, the pressure is back on Wenger to rescue Arsenal’s season with a top four finish in the league looking very unlikely.
The Arsenal manager might see winning the Europa League as perhaps his best route to the Champions League for next season.
And ahead of Thursday’s fixture in the competition, new addition Henrikh Mkhitaryan was involved in training with the rest of the first team squad.
Here were a few pictures from London Colney as the Gunners prepared for arguably one of the most important matches in the 2017/18 season so far earlier today….