Mikel Arteta officially took over as Arsenal’s head coach this morning and he was straight on the training pitch trying to get his ideas across to those players who didn’t feature against Everton yesterday.
Alex Lacazette, Pepe, Sokratis and Mesut Ozil, back from ‘injury’, feature in the club’s picture gallery, as do a host of youngsters.
We’re assuming that new first team coach Steve Round was present but with his appointment not yet confirmed by the club, he’s not featured in any of the pictures.
Including today, Arteta has only four sessions with his team before we face Bournemouth on Boxing Day. How much he can influence during that time only time will tell, but it’s great to see the new man in our club colours again.
See below for a few pictures taken by the club’s in-house photographers.