Arsene Wenger has disclosed that Theo Walcott is close to a return to first-team football with the Gunners.
The 25-year-old winger has been out for 9 months after he suffered a knee injury but has been involved with first-team training recently.
The Arsenal boss also admitted that Serge Gnabry is also getting closer to full fitness after being sidelined with a knee problem.
“Theo is not too far away now,” said Wenger, whose side’s next game is against Hull City on 18 October.
“Serge has been out for a long, long time and Theo has also been out for nine months, so it’s good to see them back.
“They've worked very hard and they’re very dedicated. They are back in the group on a daily basis and that’s very good news.”
When asked about Aaron Ramsey [hamstring problem], and Mikel Arteta [calf strain], Wenger said: “For Ramsey it’s day 13 today and I think it will be day 21 before he is back into training. Arteta may be back with the group late next week.”