PHOTO: Arsenal pair Walcott and Gnabry ready for training

Theo Walcott

Two of Arsenal's side-lined stars have been gearing up for their returns to the first-team.

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has been photographed preparing for training as the Gunners get ready for their Champions League match against Galatasaray on Wednesday.

The England international has been out of action since suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury in January, but he is closing in on a return to action and was photographed with Serge Gnabry as the two men both build up their fitness ahead of returns to first-team action.

Gnabry has also been out since last season with a knee injury, but both players looked in fine spirits as they headed to training on Tuesday morning.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has since revealed that the two players will join their teammates from next week but for now it appears they are continuing their recovery as a pair.

It will be a huge boost to Wenger when he can call on the duo once again, with Walcott in particular missed in recent months.

For now his teammates will have to face the Turkish side without him, but he will soon be back in action as the Gunners look to challenge Chelsea at the top of the table.

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