Hector Bellerin joined the first-team squad this morning for their final training session ahead of tomorrow’s game against Manchester City. The right-back, who was on the bench for the draw against Swansea City on Tuesday, is likely to be among the substitutes again tomorrow in the continued absence of Nacho Monreal.
Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Abou Diaby, Ryo and Laurent Koscielny join Monreal on the list of absentees. Nicklas Bendtner, who will leave the club this summer, was again not involved.
Fewer youngsters participated in the training session than normal, with the likes of Gedion Zelalem, Jon Toral and Semi Ajayi set to face Tottenham U21s at White Hart Lane tonight, whilst Arsenal’s U18 side take on Blackburn Rovers tomorrow.
Players involved in training today: Wojciech Szczesny, Lukasz Fabianski, Emiliano Viviano, Bacary Sagna, Per Mertesacker, Thomas Vermaelen, Kieran Gibbs, Mikel Arteta, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky, Olivier Giroud, Mathieu Flamini, Carl Jenkinson, Yaya Sanogo, Serge Gnabry, Kim Kallstrom, Lukas Podolski, Hector Bellerin.