By Will Butcher
Hector Bellerin has revealed his joy on Twitter after coming off the substitute’s bench to return to Arsenal’s side against Stoke.
The 21-year-old came on for the last 25 minutes in place of Germany international Shkodran Mustafi, as the Gunners secured a 3-1 victory at the Emirates.
Posting on his personal Twitter account, Bellerin revealed that it “feels so good” to be back after being sidelined with an ankle injury picked up following a robust tackle from Tottenham ace Danny Rose in the north London derby last month.
— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) December 10, 2016
Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi struck for the Gunners against Mark Hughes’ Potters, despite Charlie Adam scoring from the penalty spot to give Stoke the lead.
Three-time Spain international Bellerin has missed seven league and cup fixtures while on the sidelines, but could now start on Tuesday night against Ronald Koeman’s struggling Everton side.
This season, Arsenal’s number 24 has made 15 appearances this season, playing a crucial part in keeping six clean sheets for the Gunners.
Bellerin is not expected to face any difficulties in returning to the Gunners side as Arsene Wenger’s first-choice right-back, with Mathieu Debuchy out injured and Carl Jenkinson below him in the pecking order.
Since his Gunners debut in September 2013, Bellerin has made 88 league and cup appearances as well as scoring on three separate occasions.
In other Arsenal news, these are the player ratings of the rest of the Arsenal squad after the 3-1 triumph.