Arsenal have reached the end of their warm-weather training camp in Dubai and are due to return to London today.
The Gunners are back in action on Sunday afternoon against Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium, and have been making the most of their winter break.
A short break for the players was followed by a team trip to Dubai for training and group bonding, with Mikel Arteta given his first opportunity to undergo some intense coaching with his side.
Arteta has been at Arsenal for around seven weeks now, but the fixtures have come thick and fast during the festive period.
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The winter break has offered the chance for the squad to get some much-needed rest, and the players have been keeping fans updated with their activities on social media.
There has also been an opportunity for new players such as Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares to integrate with the squad – as well as Eddie Nketiah.
The striker had his season-long loan move to Leeds United ended prematurely by Arsenal due to a lack of playing time.
Another loan move elsewhere was expected, with Bristol City said to be the frontrunners for his signture.
However, after seeing him in training, Arteta decided to keep the 20-year-old in North London for the remainder of the season.
And with plenty of picture opportunities on the club’s winter trip to Dubai, fans could not help but notice the trick he pulled in one snap on Bukayo Saka’s Instagram.
The striker was pictured alongside Saka and centre-back David Luiz. But, perhaps aware that he was standing next to a 6ft 2ins centre-back, Nketiah decided to make himself look that slight bit taller by standing on his toes.
But his technique did not go unnoticed by Gunners fans, who took to Reddit to poke a bit of light-hearted fun at the striker.
‘v1nzy’ stated: “Kinda looks like someone brought his little brother to hand out with his friends,”, while ‘liberdean’ added: “Reactions 100”.
Meanwhile, ‘worthofhowlandreed’ added: “David Luiz seems like he’s been great for the dressing room”.
The centre-back arrived from London rivals Arsenal in the summer, and fans have quickly taken to the Brazil international.