Tomas Rosicky has returned to training at Arsenal.

The Daily Mail says the Czech Republic midfielder has not played this season due to an achilles injury sustained at Euro 2012, but the 32-year-old has completed his rehabilitation plan and begun light training.

Gervinho has also stepped up his recovery from an ankle injury he picked up in this month's game against Queens Park Rangers.

It is unclear when manager Arsene Wenger will reintroduce Rosicky and Gervinho into full training but the news comes as a major fillip going into Saturday's north London derby.