Pictures Special: Arsenal resume training without Van Persie

by ‘Ifreke Inyang

With less than six weeks to the new English Premiership season, Arsene Wenger’s men have resumed training. The players that reported for training included vice-captain, Thomas Vermaelen, Mikel Arteta, Abou Diaby, Andre Santos, etc.

The noticeable absentees were Robin van Persie – who has released a statement that he will not be signing a new contract and new signings, Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski. They all have been given extra time off after participating in the Euros.

The first day of training also saw a new coaching team, which has Neil Banfield and Steve Bould on it, take charge of the drills.

 

Thomas Vermaelen

 

Mikel Arteta

 

Gervinho

 

The new coaching staff

 

 

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