Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has taken to Twitter with a positive injury update, which has prompted plenty of Gunners fans to rejoice on the social media platform.
The 28-year-old picked up a hamstring strain late in the 2-0 FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City at Wembley, being replaced by Rob Holding for the final few minutes.
Early last week, Arsenal confirmed in a statement that Mustafi had “a successful small procedure” after it was assessed.
While the centre-back has begun his recovery and rehabilitation following the surgery, Arsenal’s statement said he is “aiming to return to full training in October”.
On Saturday, Mustafi shared a picture of himself in a celebratory pose and the caption: “That moment when you can finally walk again without crutches.”
— Shkodran Mustafi (@MustafiOfficial) August 8, 2020
Cue plenty of Arsenal fans happy with the news and plenty of comments hailing another step closer to his comeback:
— temp🎗 (@tvmpAFC) August 8, 2020
I’m so excited to see you come back in form Musti. You have been brilliant recently I hope you have a speedy recovery and I hope to see you play again next season 😁
— MustafiZ🇵🇱💉 (@MustafiGoat20) August 8, 2020
One step closer to full recovery, love to see it
— Leon Rogers🎗 (@LeonAFC_) August 8, 2020
— Aidan🎖 (@WengerProdigy) August 8, 2020
I cant wait to see your play, Musti ❤️
— 🎗Deha🏆 (@FCDeha) August 8, 2020
Yes! Good to have you back Goat
— SoLo_Mikex_ 19/20 FA Cup Winners (@solo_mikex_) August 8, 2020
YAY!! That’s great!! 🙌😆
— Shaheen (@topgooner100) August 8, 2020
Good to hear Musti!!👏👏👏
— Vadgunner (@Vadgunner) August 8, 2020
Great to hear Musti! We’re all right behind you in your recovery… 👏🏻
— Evan Cooper (@Lacazest) August 8, 2020
Congratulations brother! Be back in no time, hopefully for the start of the new season, also my birthday! Wishing you a Safe and speedy recovery
— AFCAlexDB10🔴🎗🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 (@AFCAlex10) August 8, 2020
Mustafi was frozen out at Arsenal under Unai Emery but Mikel Arteta’s arrival at the Emirates Stadium gave the defender’s Gunners career a new lease of life.
Prior to his injury, the Germany international had started nine out of 10 matches following the Premier League restart.