Chuba Akpom and Semi Ajayi trained with the Arsenal first-team this morning ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund.
Akpom is part of the senior set-up but doesn’t always train with Arsene Wenger’s side. There has been tentative speculation this week that the striker is hesitating over whether to sign an extension to his contract with the club.
Laurent Koscielny, who has struggled with an Achilles problem, came through the training session unscathed but it isn’t clear if he will be involved tomorrow.
Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere and Wojciech Szczesny were all absent from the session because of injury. Wilshere’s absence could see Santi Cazorla return to the starting line-up, whilst Emiliano Martinez is set to make his second Champions League start in goal, with 17-year-old Ryan Huddart providing back-up on the bench.
Mesut Ozil, Mathieu Debuchy, David Ospina and Isaac Hayden are still out. Abou Diaby isn’t under consideration to play, whilst Olivier Giroud isn’t registered to feature in the Champions League.