Pictures: 32-year-old star joins Arsenal first team in training on Friday


Arsene Wenger’s men are wrapping up their preparations for the Premier League clash against Watford on Saturday as they hope to continue their unbeaten run.

Arsenal defeated Brighton at the Emirates stadium in their last outing as goals from Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi secured a 2-0 victory over the newly promoted side.

The Gunners, who have produced an impressive response to back-to-back defeats against Stoke City and Liverpool, could climb back into the top four with a win this weekend.

But with Shkodran Mustafi now sidelined, Wenger will be required to make a change at the back which could see Per Mertesacker handed a start.

Here were a few pictures from London Colney as the German veteran featured in Friday morning’s training session…


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