Martinez and Luiz arrive for Arsenal training

David Luiz leads the Arsenal stars arriving in shifts for isolated training after 47 DAYS away, as Gunners become the first Premier League team to head back to work after coronavirus suspension

  • Arsenal players were pictured upon arrival back at training on Monday morning  
  • After 47 days of lockdown they worked in isolation on ten-pitch complex  
  • Stars were not allowed to socialise and must still follow distancing guidelines 
  • Five players at a time worked on separate pitches with individual footballs  
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David Luiz and Alexandre Lacazette were among the Arsenal stars back in training at their Colney base on Monday for the first session after lockdown.  

After 47 days away from their HQ due to coronavirus restrictions, the Gunners were permitted to train separately on their own pitches with their own designated balls. 

Each member of the senior squad had to travel alone and Emilio Martinez pulled up in his convertible red Ferrari while Luiz was pictured rolling up to the facility in St Albans shortly afterwards.  

David Luiz was among the first to arrive with the players still told not to socialise 

Alexandre Lacazette also pulled up in his Mercedes on Monday morning in St Albans 

Emiliano Martinez rolled up to Arsenal training in his convertible as the players returned 

Alexandre Lacazette was among the first group with the French striker driving into the base in his Mercedes.

And Hector Bellerin was also among the stars snapped behind the wheel as he wore earphones while entering Colney.  

Mikel Arteta’s men have an entire pitch each to themselves at the ten-pitch Hertfordshire complex in Colney. 

The return to work is voluntary and players had to travel alone with only five allowed to train at one time.  

A staggered series of one-hour sessions is spread throughout the day with medical and fitness staff overseeing each one from afar and the players banned from socialising with each other. 

Hector Belerin listened to music through some earphones as he made his entrance

They even had their own specifically assigned football to avoid cross-contamination.  

All the buildings will remain locked so each player had to arrive in their kit and shower and change at home. 

There has been a thorough deep clean of the £10million training base and this is the first time it has opened since Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus.   

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