Arsenal have confirmed that Mesut Ozil has returned to training along with five other first-team players ahead of Saturday’s trip to West Ham
After withdrawing at half-time with a knee problem in Arsenal’s 1-1 Boxing Day draw at Brighton, Ozil hasn’t featured in the club’s past three games.
But Arsenal.com have confirmed that the German playmaker has made a return to full training, which could put Ozil in contention for this weekend’s Premier League match.
Manager Unai Emery also welcomed back Spanish full-backs Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal to training, who were sidelined with calf and hamstring issues respectively.
Captain and centre-back Laurent Koscielny, who was forced to withdraw in the warmup from last Saturday’s 3-0 FA Cup third-round win at Blackpool due to a back spasm, is also back.
Fellow centre-backs Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) and Dinos Mavropanos (groin) made a return to training themselves.
Although Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan remains sidelined until February with a foot injury.
English duo Rob Holding (knee) and Danny Welbeck (ankle) continue to remain absent while they recover from surgery.