Arsenal given fitness boost from summer signing Kieran Tierney with defender set to resume full training after north London derby against Tottenham
Arsenal have been handed a boost after learning summer signing Kieran Tierney will soon resume full training.
The former Celtic man sealed a deadline day switch to the Gunners, but has been out of action and unable to make his debut after undergoing groin surgery.
Arsenal will welcome the youngster into senior training, along with the returning Hector Bellerin, following Sunday’s north London derby with bitter rivals Tottenham.
Kieran Tierney will soon resume full training with Arsenal after the north London derby
Since switching Glasgow for London, Tierney has been training with Arsenal’s fitness staff in order to fully recover and get up to pace.
His rehabilitation at London Colney is almost complete, however, meaning Gunners fans are likely to see their new No 3 featuring at the Emirates in the near future.
Tierney’s return is likely to allow manager Unai Emery to permit Nacho Monreal to depart
The Gunners will also be boosted by the return of Hector Bellerin following a lengthy absence
The news is poised to enable manager Unai Emery to sanction Nacho Monreal’s departure from the club before the European transfer window closes.
Monreal has been offered a return to La Liga with Real Sociedad for around £3m, and the Gunners will take the chance to recoup some cash after navigating the summer transfer window on a vastly reduced budget.
Likewise, Bellerin will soon be making his return following a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
The Spaniard hasn’t played since the victory over Chelsea in January but will resume first team full training in September.