Photo: Coquelin and Rosicky among stars enjoying Arsenal Christmas meal

Arsenal's stars are getting into the festive mood.

Arsenal's players were in festive spirit on Thursday afternoon, while rival boss Jose Mourinho was unbeknown to them receiving his p45 from Chelsea.

Experienced midfielder Mathieu Flamini posted a photo to his Twitter page of himself and his Arsenal teammates, including ex-Blue Petr Cech.

His post also included injured first team stars Tomas Rosicky and Francis Coquelin, who have not been seen in recent weeks.

Coquelin is out with a knee injury suffered against West Bromwich Albion, and is touch and go to recover in time for their Champions League clashes against Barcelona.

Rosicky is expected back in January, and could be an important contributor when called upon towards the end of the season, as he has shown in the past.

Arsenal have a few days until their next league game, against Manchester City. If Leicester drop points away to Everton over the weekend, which is very possible, the winner of Monday's match at The Emirates will be playing for the right to top the table heading into Christmas.

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