Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney have taken a significant step towards a return to first team action with a run out for the U23s this evening.
The full back duo lined up from the start for Steve Bould’s side against Wolves, and for the Spaniard it’s his first action since rupturing his ACL against Chelsea in January.
Tierney, meanwhile, has been suffering from an ongoing hip injury, and he’s yet to feature since his £25m move from Celtic in August.
The pair played for 62 minutes, getting valuable playing time under their belts, and both will be assessed carefully afterwards. It’s great to see them in action, and for Bellerin in particular it’s been a long road, so he’ll be delighted to be back on the pitch in red and white.
Dinos Mavropanos also played in the 2-2 draw which saw prolific young striker Folarin Balagun score twice, but Arsenal were denied the win by a late equaliser by the home side.
However, despite the dropped points, Bouldie’s team remain unbeaten so far this season.