Pre-season training - Exclusive pictures

The 2010/11 campaign edged a little closer on Tuesday morning when the Arsenal squad returned for pre-season training.

New signing Marouane Chamakh took part in his first training session since his summer move from Bordeaux and there were plenty of familiar faces on show including Samir Nasri, Thomas Vermaelen, Theo Walcott, Kieran Gibbs, Andrey Arshavin and Manuel Almunia.

Jack Wilshere was back after completing his loan spell with Bolton. But Arsene Wenger was a notable absentee - the manager is still working at the World Cup in South Africa.

Arsenal's World Cup stars will return to pre-season training later this month.

Our official club photographer was at the training ground to capture these exclusive images from the first session of the summer. We hope you enjoy them.

6 Jul 2010