Timber had successful knee surgery, but has also reportedly undertaken a pioneer stem cell injection program that has boosted his recovery time by potentially 50%.
Many Arsenal supporters were thrilled to see the Dutchman walking unaided during the photo session.
TH14: "Seeing Timber without crunches melted my heart like butter❤️😭".
PB: "Great to see Jurrien Timber off crutches for today's first team squad photoshoot!"
Ardent Gooner: "Timber’s recovery in under 9 months is a testament to modern science. Edu pampered his cruciate with the best steaks. He’s already walking on his own, which is admirable."
Evan Cooper: "Timber probably isn’t any closer to returning to the squad, but it’s very nice to see recent pictures of him walking without a brace or crutches. The best thing for us is to be patient. He will be back eventually! "
Red Mans: "Thank God Timber has started walking without Crutches".