Smith Rowe among six youngsters to train with Arsenal with first-team under Emery

New Arsenal head coach Unai Emery held his first training session at the club today, with a host of youngsters in attendance.

Midfielder Emile Smith Rowe was amongst them along with defender Jordi Osei-Tutu.

Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock, Eddie Nketiah and Matt Macey also trained with the squad.

Krystian Bielik, Cohen Bramall, Ben Sheaf, Stephy Mavididi and Julio Pleguezuelo, meanwhile, were amongst those overlooked as they instead trained with the U23 squad.

As far as first-team players are concerned, new signing Sokratis Papastathopoulos trained, and was joined by Petr Cech, Hector Bellerin, Shkodran Mustafi, Rob Holding, Calum Chambers, Sead Kolasinac, Aaron Ramsey, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Alexandre Lacazette.

Returning loanees Emiliano Martinez, Chuba Akpom, Lucas Perez, Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Carl Jenkinson also trained with the squad.

Goalkeeper Bernd Leno wasn’t involved, while Laurent Koscielny remains injured.

Alex Iwobi, Granit Xhaka, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Mesut Ozil, Mohamed Elneny, Joel Campbell, Nacho Monreal and David Ospina will all be afforded extra time off following their involvement in the World Cup.


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