Arsenal have been handed a boost, with Danny Welbeck, Francis Coquelin and Jack Wilshere reportedly returning to training.

According to the Times, the trio are back with the squad and are closing in on their returns to first-team action.

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Welbeck has been out injured for the entire season after undergoing surgery on his knee during the summer, while Wilshere has yet to make a single appearance this season, suffering from a leg problem.

Coquelin, however, damaged his knee in the loss against West Bromwich Albion in November, with his injury a key reason as to why Arsene Wenger decided to invest in new signing Mohamed Elneny.

The return of the key trio will come as a huge boost to Wenger, with Welbeck’s return offering further fire-power in the centre-forward role, while Wilshere and Coquelin add to the quality in midfield.

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The likes of Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky still remain out of action, although the latter also returned to training recently.

A big squad will be key for Arsenal as they bid to win their first Premier League title since the Invincibles triumph of 2003/04.

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