Robin van Persie is set to be part of Arsenal's squad for their training camp in Germany next week.
The Mirror says Van Persie, now working with the Gunners' first-team squad again, is booked in to participate in the six days of preparation for the new campaign and to play in a friendly against Cologne in Sunday week.
That gives a first hint that the Dutch striker could find himself stuck in limbo.
Despite saying publicly that he will not sign a new deal to replace the one that expires at the end of the coming season, he is facing a deadlock over his future that could yet see him start the season at Arsenal.
Arsenal insiders insist van Persie is training hard, and he has been given the no.10 shirt again for the 2012-13 season, even though it is new signing Lukas Podolski's favourite number.For all the latest football news go to tribalfootball.com.