Photos: Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky train ahead of final Arsenal appearances

Tomas Rosicky

The pair are set to leave on free transfers this summer.

Arsenal play their final game of the season tomorrow against Aston Villa with the hope of winning and rivals Tottenham Hotspur slipping up at Newcastle United. That would give the Gunners the chance to finish above their local rivals – after looking like finishing below them for much of 2016.

It will also be a game of goodbyes.

Both midfield veterans Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky are both out of contract in the summer and it looks increasingly likely that they will both be leaving the club.

In fact, as reported on Arsenal.com yesterday, Arsene Wenger admitted that the pair, and Frenchman Mathieu Flamini, would be missed at the club as they move on this summer.

Ahead of the game two of the old boys were in training today ahead of the game.

Arteta and Rosicky were both heavily involved in action, although there was no place for Flamini at training suggesting he may miss the game.

Arteta and Rosicky’s final season at the club has been blighted by injury trouble. The Spaniard has played just 13 times this season, and not since January, because of an ankle injury. The Czech Republic international has battled with knee and thigh trouble this term and has featured just once this season – coincidentally in Arteta’s most recent game for the club in January v Burnley.

Hopefully both players will be able to get onto the pitch, as well as Flamini, to say goodbye to The Emirates for a last time.

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