Kieran Gibbs has completed his return to full training with the first-team squad after three months out.
After surgery on both groins, the left back has been successfully taken through a long period of rehabilitation and, on Monday, joined his team-mates for the first time.
“He had a normal training session yesterday,” confirmed Arsène Wenger on Tuesday morning.
“He is still short to play now but it is good news to have him back and I think one or two more weeks practice will get him back to being available again. That is very positive.”Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 31 Jan 2012