PHOTOS: Arsenal players all smiles in training before Anderlecht clash

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Arsenal players were put through their paces on Monday in the build-up to their next Champions League match.

Arsenal's players took to the training field on Monday ahead of their Champions League encounter with Belgian side Anderlecht the following evening.

The match is the second in a double-header and follows the Gunners' 2-1 win when late goals from Kieran Gibbs and Lukas Podolski saved the day.

Anderlecht are sure to be smarting from that late twist and will be a tough proposition for Arsene Wenger's side, who remain without Mathieu Debuchy, Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere and Laurent Koscielny.

Arsenal did have better news though with Theo Walcott nearing a return as he stepped up his recovery from injury, and the England international was one of a number of players who looked to be enjoying the session on Monday morning.

Below is a selection of images from Arsenal's latest training session as they look to build on their impressive Premier League victory in which Alexis Sanchez again shone.

 

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