ARSENAL midfielder James Olayinka has returned to training at Southend United.

Olayinka has been out since mid-January with an ankle injury.

But Blues boss Mark Molesley is thrilled to have the youngster back at Boots & Laces.

"James Olayinka was back in the building today for the first time," said Molesley.

"It was great to see his face and see him training.

"We will need to build him up in training and build his minutes too.

"He’s not immediately ready but hopefully he’s not too far away."

Olayinka scored three goals in 16 games during his first spell with Blues.