Jack Grealish has officially been welcomed back to senior training at Aston Villa, following a two week exodus from the first-team after being disciplined for off-field actions.
Manager Remi Garde sent Grealish to train with the under-21 side after he was pictured on a drunken night out with friends, just hours after Villa were beaten 4-0 away at Everton.
Grealish to return after missing two matches
Due to it not being the first incident of this kind for Grealish, Garde deemed it necessary to exclude the midfielder from the 3-2 home loss against Watford, with some thinking that would be the end of the matter.
It wasn't, and Grealish continued training with the under-21's through last week, before sitting out the 1-1 draw at Southampton on Saturday.
However, after featuring against Derby County under-21's on Monday night, a game which the young Villans won 2-1, Garde revealed that Grealish will now be welcomed back to training with the senior players.
Midfielder may feature in tough looking Arsenal clash
It's now possible that he could feature in Sunday's home game against high flying Arsenal, after Garde told of how he was "pleased regarding how Jack has trained in the past two weeks".
Adding that he was "pleased to have him back as he's an important player for the group", Garde may well be tempted to include him against the Gunners, a team who he was a part of back in his playing days. The game will hold an added importance for Villa, as they look to banish the demons of their 4-0 defeat to Arsene Wenger's men in May's FA Cup final.
Finishing his statement, which was released on the official club website, Garde said, "Jack is back, I am happy for that, and for the team".