PHOTO: Kieran Gibbs back in Arsenal training - impact for Monreal?

Keiran Gibbs Pre FA Cup Press Conference

The 24-year-old has returned to training ahead the Gunners' clash with Manchester City on Saturday.

Kieran Gibbs has been pictured back in Arsenal training after suffering an injury layoff on the opening day of the Premier League season.

The Gunners left-back injured his hamstring against Crystal Palace and has been out of action for the north London side since.

However, Arsene Wenger yesterday confirmed that Gibbs will be available for selection ahead of Saturday's game against defending champions Manchester City.

And the 24-year-old has now been pictured in Arsenal training as the squad prepare to host City at the Emirates Stadium.

Wenger's men managed a draw against Man City at home last season but lost 6-3 in the corresponding fixture in Manchester.

Gibbs' return could have an impact on Nacho Monreal, who has featured in all three of Arsenal's league games so far.

The Spaniard replaced the injured Gibbs against Palace, before starting in the draws at both Everton and Leicester City.

Monreal has played at full-back and centre-back but could make way for 24-year-old Gibbs, who is Wenger's first-choice left-back.

If the Englishman's fitness is not up to scratch, though, Monreal will at least start against City, although the Arsenal boss has his work cut out in making the choice.

Manchester City's abundance of attacking options means whoever starts down the left will face a tough task keeping the visitors quiet.

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