Pre season training began under heavy rain but Arsene Wenger, with timer and whistle in hand, still put all the boys through their steps with the usual precision that characterises all his sessions.
Players that were involved in games for their national squads have been given time off of course.
These include among others Gibbs, Walcott and Fabregas.
But among the players that were present were Arsenal’s three new signings…
Thomas Vermaelen we all hope will be the answer to Arsenal’s defensive needs.
The two others are like new signings to me. I am very pleased to see the much maligned Tomas Rosicky back with the first team squad. What a tremendous boost this is to him (and to us), having been out of action and nowhere near the training pitch for a whole year and a half!
The other “signing” is Eduardo. He did come back towards the tail end of last season but had to cut that short with more niggling injuries. He looks refreshed in the photo.
I have a feeling that all will go well this coming season…..