For the first time in over seven months, Tomas Rosicky managed to train with the Arsenal squad on Monday.
The Czech international been sidelined since June last year after suffering a knee injury while on duty with his country before undergoing surgery.
Several setbacks had delayed the former Dortmund star’s return but Rosicky was finally cleared to resume training with the first team at the start of this week.
The veteran midfielder, who returned to London in December after completing his rehabilitation period, was able to participate in Monday’s session ahead of a mini mid-season break for some of Arsenal’s senior players.
However, the 35-year-old is unlikely to be involved in any matches until the beginning of next month.
Rosicky is expected to feature in a game for the club’s youth side in order to regain his match-fitness before being considered for selection by Arsene Wenger.