Gunners fans were excited at the prospect of forward Alexandre Lacazette returning to full fitness after Kieran Tierney posted an Instagram story of the two training outside.
Lacazette suffered an ankle injury in the north London derby clash with Tottenham in September and has been absent from Arsenal’s last seven fixtures in all competitions.
However, the Frenchman is expected to return to action for the Gunners after the current international break ends.
Now Tierney has seemingly confirmed that Lacazette has completed one stage of the rehabilitation process, with the picture suggesting the forward is on course for a return to full-contact training ahead of their next Premier League game against Sheffield United.
Tierney himself has just recovered from a double hernia operation, making his first Arsenal starts in the League Cup and Europa League.
The Scotland international is yet to make his Premier League debut but, like Lacazette, he could be given a start against Sheffield United.
The prospect of the two Arsenal stars playing in the club’s next league game has certainly excited some Gunners fans.
“Such an unexpected duo,” one wrote. “Waiting for some crosses and headers.”
“I love that photo,” added another.
“ I have no idea how the bond has formed, but I am absolutely here for this Alexandre Lacazette x Kieran Tierney bromance,” wrote a third.
However, despite the impending return of Lacazette and an upcoming Premier League debut for Tierney, on-loan midfielder Dani Ceballos has become Arsenal’s latest injury concern.
Ceballos has impressed since joining the Gunners in a short term switch from Real Madrid in the summer, but the 23-year-old was recently forced to pull out of a training session with Spain.
The playmaker has had an MRI scan on his hamstring and is set to play no part in his country’s Euro 2020 qualifying clash with Norway.
AS report that Ceballos is expected to be fit in time for Spain’s game against Sweden on Tuesday and Gunners fans will be hopeful the injury is as trivial as suggested.
The Spaniard recently lifted the lid on his decision to move to the Emirates, saying: “ I’m at Arsenal right now and I feel very good.
“I knew I definitely wanted to leave – I was right to leave Madrid.
“Right now I’m where I want to be, and I am very happy. My idea was to leave, play and enjoy football.
“Over the past two years I have not done that. I was right to go, seeing as I’m in the Spain squad.”