Arsenal have shared video footage of Calum Chambers in training at Colney, prompting a number of Gunners fans to welcome his return to the fold.
The 25-year-old has been out of action since last December, when he suffered a serious knee injury during the first half of the 2-1 Premier League loss to Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium.
Chambers, who was one of Arsenal’s star men before Arteta’s arrival, was originally expected to be back at the end of the calendar year.
However, the Gunners put out a statement on 30 September confirming that the England international was progressing well and integrating into first-team training sessions.
“Aiming to be back in full training with the squad after the October international break,” added the statement.
On Thursday, Arsenal posted a training-ground video and tagged Chambers, praising him for “looking sharp”:
Looking sharp, @CalumChambers95 👊
🥅 Mini games
🎯 Shooting practice
🏋️♂️ And 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲 forfeits
Fresh training footage from Colney 👇
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) October 8, 2020
Chambers also posted a training video with the caption: “Think it’s fair to say I’ve missed this…. Today was a good day.”
Think it’s fair to say I’ve missed this…. Today was a good day. 😁 pic.twitter.com/XnK6pA7LBa
— Calum Chambers (@CalumChambers95) October 8, 2020
And Arsenal fans were pleased to see him back, with some leaving kind comments:
ahhhh chambers is back
— matt (@HaIeEndEra) October 8, 2020
Just thought I’d put a bit of positivity in the comments and say that it is great to see him back and I hope to see him on the pitch again soon. Great player. COYG ;)
— Laura (@laubow_) October 8, 2020
Hope he can come back asap! 🙏❤️🤍
— 🩸 (@ManLikeHeccyB) October 8, 2020
Yesss Calum is back
— Kind Gunner (@allenroji19) October 8, 2020
Welcome back Calum people forget you were our best defender before you got injured hopefully you can get back to those levels and prove the haters wrong
— .🇦🇱 (@ftblrafV2) October 8, 2020
Amazing to have you back mate. People have short memories and forget you were are best defender before you injury❤
— jamie (@jamie_afc99) October 8, 2020
So happy to finally have you back !!! Already missing the curly hair though x
— mrs chambers (@NawelGunnerOL) October 8, 2020
Chambers has been at Arsenal since 2014, when he joined from Southampton in a deal reportedly rising to £16million.