After missing almost five full months, Santi Cazorla has retuned to full training.
The Spanish international suffered knee ligament damage against Norwich at the end of November. That problem has since cleared up but an ongoing Achilles tendon issue has delayed his comeback.
However, he’s pictured today in full training with the rest of the team ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.
It’s likely that he’s going to need another week or two to be considered for first team action again, but he’ll be glad to have proved his fitness before the end of the season and ahead of this summer’s European Championships.
He was joined in the session by Tomas Rosicky, the 35 year old making a return ahead of schedule after it was feared a thigh injury might prematurely end his Arsenal career.
Meanwhile, Jack Wilshere is due to play for the U21s on Monday night.