Arsenal took a heavy blow when Kieran Tierney could miss the rest of the season, with the left back expected to be out for up to SIX weeks with a knee injury.
- A scan on Tuesday revealed the full nature of Kieran Tierney’s knee injury for Arsenal
- The left back is now out for the Gunners for between four and six weeks
- Fitness will also be leaving Scotland ahead of the European Championship
- Manager Mikel Arteta is hopeful that the 23-year-old does not need surgery
Kieran Tierney will be out for four to six weeks with a knee injury, forcing him to race against time before the end of the season to be fit.
Left back Tierney sustained damage to his left knee on Saturday during Arsenal’s 3-0 home defeat against Liverpool. The magnitude of the setback was confirmed after a scan on Tuesday.
Scottish defender Tierney will be out for at least a month, although the worst estimate – a return to training in six weeks – means that the last league game of the season for Arsenal could come too soon.
Kieran Tierney limped in Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat to Liverpool on Saturday with a knee injury
The full-back’s scan on Tuesday revealed he could now be out for six weeks
Arsenal will play its last league game of the season against Brighton on May 23, three days before the Europa League final.
Ahead of Arsenal’s quarter-final tie against Slavia Prague on Thursday, manager Mikel Arteta said around what you said [four to six weeks]
It could have been worse because the action looks pretty scary, but he’s feeling better and the damage isn’t too bad, so at the end of the day, it’s not the bad news we could have expected after the game.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta hopes that the left back does not need surgery for the injury
Scotland will be concerned about its fitness ahead of the summer’s European Championship
‘I do not know [about playing again this season]We will have to go every day, see how Kieran is feeling, see how that knee reacts and how he can get close to play and train with the team on time and depending on where we are and how he is feeling. we will make that decision. ‘
Tierney’s diagnosis also means Scotland will have to nervously wait for the fitness of one of their key players ahead of this summer’s European Championship.
On Tierney’s chances of returning for the euro in time, Arteta said: “It will again depend on how things develop in the coming weeks. He really wants to play for us before the end of the season and of course he wants to represent his country in the European Championship. ‘