Gedion Zelalem rejoined the first-team for training today ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League game against Cardiff City.
The Germany U17 international, who will sign his first professional contract next month, has primarily trained with the U21 side since returning from injury.
The 16 year old could make the bench tomorrow having not made the match day squad since the victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the start of September.
Arsenal are facing something of an injury crisis ahead of tomorrow’s game. Olivier Giroud and Kieran Gibbs have both been ruled out following injuries sustained during the victory over Newcastle United, with the pair joining Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Abou Diaby, Yaya Sanogo, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil on the sidelines.
In addition, Thomas Vermaelen and Nacho Monreal could miss out through illness, whilst Theo Walcott and Tomas Rosicky are also doubtful. Vermaelen and Walcott did, however, make it through the training session unscathed, suggesting that they could be involved in some capacity tomorrow.
Players in training today: Wojciech Szczesny, Bacary Sagna, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny, Mathieu Flamini, Mikel Arteta, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Serge Gnabry, Nicklas Bendtner, Lukas Podolski, Lukasz Fabianski, Carl Jenkinson, Ryo, Theo Walcott, Ju-Young Park, Gedion Zelalem, Emmanuel Frimpong, Emiliano Viviano.