Tierney was training with the first-team for the first time (Picture: Getty)
Tierney took part in full training for the first time with Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Kieran Tierney announced himself to his fellow Arsenal defenders by nutmegging Shkodran Mustafi in his first training session for Arsenal.

The summer signing is yet to feature for Arsenal due to injury, but made his return to full training on Thursday – alongside fellow full-back Hector Bellerin.

Arsenal fans are hoping Tierney will be an instant success for the Gunners and help strengthen their fragile defence.

Mustafi has been frozen out from the first-team squad by Unai Emery this season and Tierney added to the German’s frustrations in training.

In a Piggy-in-the-middle style one-touch passing drill, Tierney manages to nutmeg Mustafi in front of his team-mates.

Mustafi protests and has to take some teasing from Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette, but takes the slight well.

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Arsenal are hopeful Tierney and Bellerin will make a swift return to action after a step forward in their recoveries.

Arsenal hope Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin will return to action in the next few weeks
Arsenal hope Tierney and Bellerin will return to action in the next few weeks (Picture: Getty)

Bellerin has missed almost nine months to a knee ligament damage, but he and Tierney could make their injury comeback at the end of the month.

Tierney has not played since May and underwent a double hernia operation over the summer after suffering from knee and groin problems.

Emery will look to utliise his squad on October 3 for the visit of Standard Liege and Tierney and Bellerin may get minutes in that game if they are fit.

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