Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry took to Facebook yesterday to reveal his delight at returning to training.
The 19-year-old winger has yet to represent the Gunners this campaign after picking up a knee injury towards the end of last season.
Talks in the summer suggested that he could be loaned out in order to get some valuable first-team football, but his injury scuppered any potential deal with Aston Villa believed to have been interested.
The German U19 international, however, finally joined up with his teammates for training yesterday and took to Facebook in order to express his happiness.
He wrote: “Finally back in training! It feels sooo great! From now on I'm only looking forward.”
Gnarby joined the North Londoners in the summer of 2011 as a 16-year-old for a reported bargain £100,000 fee from Bundesliga outfit VfB Stuttgart.
He made his first team start for Arsene Wenger’s side in September 2013 and followed that up with his first goal for the club a week later in the 2-1 victory over Swansea City.
Despite recovering from injury, it remains to be seen what plans Wenger has for the youngster as summer recruits such as Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck have added to heavy competition for places.
A loan move in January seems the most plausible option, and it is one which both the club and player can benefit from greatly.