Arsenal fans were left rejoicing on Thursday as the club released images of Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney in full training.
The pair have been working away from the first-team over the past few weeks on seperate programs while recovering from their respective injuries.
Bellerin has been nursing a knee injury which he sustained back in January against Chelsea, and summer signing Tierney has been recuperating after undergoing a double hernia operation over the summer.
The full-backs are thought to be a few weeks away from actually featuring for the first-team, but the signs are definitely encouraging.
Fans are desperate to see the duo involved, with the Gunners having struggled defensively so far.
There is particular hype around Tierney, who completed a £25 million move from Celtic in the summer (BBC Sport) after weeks of speculation.
Arsenal fans react
Many Gunners fans were delighted to see Tierney and Bellerin pictured amongst their teammates for the first-team, with some instantly feeling more optimistic about the team’s prospects this season:
We’re winning the league now boys
— ً (@Auba_Laca8) 12 September 2019
BELLERIN EL CAPITANOOOO
— Sameer™ (@afcnine) 12 September 2019
Can’t wait. 🏴+ 🇪🇸
— Örïšśśś (@Orume1231) 12 September 2019
— TREVOR™ (@trevorprosper) 12 September 2019
Beautiful sight to behold😍
— Chika (@cktwist23) 12 September 2019
League is coming home
— Chris 🇮🇪 (@SwissItXhaka) 12 September 2019
You love to see it🤩
— NicoAubaZette (@N_PepeSZN) 12 September 2019
Just seeing Hector train again has lightened up my day.
— Nez (@ItsNezes) 12 September 2019
— Amir Beldjilali (@amirbeldjilali) 12 September 2019
— Nasir Naveed (@nasirozilgill) 12 September 2019