Arsenal fans received some good news on Tuesday after the club posted a video of captain Laurent Koscielny training at London Colney for the first time since that horror injury in the Europa League semi-final at Atletico Madrid last season.
The Frenchman left the field after only six minutes following a painful injury to his Achilles tendon, forcing him to miss out on his country’s recent 2018 World Cup success in Russia.
After a shaky start to the season by the club’s defensive setup, some Arsenal fans are relieved to see Koscielny on course for his scheduled return.
The 33-year-old is expected to be back in action before the end of the year and could have an important role to play in the outcome of the club’s season – their first under Arsene Wenger’s successor Unai Emery.
Here’s a quick look at some of the reactions from Gunners fans on Twitter:
Look who's been continuing his rehab at London Colney 💪
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 11, 2018
Stone cold defender.. One of the best out there.. Pls stay injury free and silence rival attackers like back em days
— Engrchris01 (@Da_Ozone) September 11, 2018
Great to see, God bless you Kos!
— A Couple Of Arsenes (@coupleofarsenes) September 11, 2018
All good to see him back on the ball.. Welcome back OCS..
— ERICK (@ERICK00596706) September 11, 2018
Get stronger, Capt! 💪🏻
— Robby Pangestu (@robbypan23) September 12, 2018
Can’t wait to have him back #the_boss
— CHUKY🇳🇬 (@Destrochuky) September 11, 2018
Much needed, never been confident in Stafi, hoping Papa can switch to other side when Kos comes back
— chad sherwood (@cmstarzz) September 11, 2018
Welcome back captain
— Mohd Asrul (@Asrulboyka) September 11, 2018