Pictures: 33-year-old star joins Arsenal first team in training ahead of Swansea

Arsene Wenger’s men are finishing up their preparations for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Emirates stadium.

The Gunners have now managed to win three straight games in all competitions since that frustrating 2-1 defeat away to Watford almost two weeks ago.

Last weekend’s 5-2 thrashing of Everton revived Arsenal’s hopes of keeping up with the rest of the top six as Manchester City continue to pull away at the top of the league.

Per Mertesacker, who featured at Goodison Park on Sunday, will be looking to make another start for Wenger’s side as they hope to register their fourth win on the trot.

Below were a few snapshots as the 33-year-old took part in Friday’s training session with the rest of the squad…

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