It's not been an easy season for the Gunners, at least on the injury front.
Arsenal's defence was already lacking depth and quality, but Unai Emery has often been forced to make do with an even smaller selection of players due to various injury issues.
Luckily the Gunners do appear to be on the verge of some good news, at least if you – like the Arsenal faithful – interpret the Gunners' latest social media post as something positive.
Sokratis has been out of action over the last couple of weeks with an ankle injury, and the timing couldn't be worse for Arsenal.
Arsenal recently shared a clip of the defender in training, and that clearly implies that he's working towards a return.
When that return will come remains to be seen, but unsurprisingly, many fans online are hopeful that it will be sooner, rather than later.
Hope they stay available for the rest of the season.
Come back quick PAPA. Can’t see the clown Mustafi every match
— Shrithik Kothari (@ShrithikKothari) February 7, 2019
Xhaka and Papastathopoulos
Hope they stay available for the rest of the season
— Gregory Goseb (@goseb_gregory) February 7, 2019
This guy is the only defender we have
— Ramatsoma Bongani (@bobobeezybongz) February 7, 2019
The kind of pictures that makes you smile early in the morning
— Abu~Abdullah (@Ridhwan_ade) February 7, 2019
Yeeeeeeeaaaaahhhh….Papa is back
— DanlinOmondiDondinho (@DDondinho) February 7, 2019
Welcome back papa
— Dickson Nyamu (@nyamu_dickson) February 7, 2019
Please tell me he’s back
— Uncle Mean Andolini (@MeanAndolini) February 7, 2019
Welcome back Papa. We need more players like you with character in this club
— K_rossi (@K__rossi) February 7, 2019
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