PHOTO: Arsenal sensation Serge Gnabry returns to training for the first time this season

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Serge Gnabry has been pictured back with Arsenal's first team for the first time since last season.

As Arsenal went about their business in pre-season, one talented prospect was notably absent.

Highly rated German youth international Serge Gnabry, a breakthrough star last season, missed trips to New York, Austria, and the home Emirates Cup tournament through injury.

He did not feature in any of the squads for the five Premier League and Champions League qualifying games so far this season - but now has returned to fitness.

Gnabry was reported to be struggling with a minor knee injury but rejoined the first team squad for training yesterday, pictured (above) alongside new signing Danny Welbeck.

This weekend will likely be too early for him to feature, but the 19-year-old will almost certainly be targeting a comeback in the Capital One Cup against Southampton in little over a week's time.

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