Arsenal have been hit with a piece of bad news following their 3-0 thumping of Sheffield United on Sunday but left-back, Kieran Tierney has been ruled out for the rest of the season, after picking up an injury.
The Scotland international did not finish the clash against Liverpool, after an injury, which was confirmed to be knee ligament damage. Manager, Mikel Arteta has now revealed that the left-back may be out for the rest of the season.
Speaking about Granit Xhaka playing as a left-back in the Gunners’ win over Sheffield United, Arteta said: “He said: “Today he [Granit Xhaka] had a really strong performance and he gives you another option.”
The Spanish gaffer then continued on the injury of his first-choice left-back, he said: “Kieran is out, probably for the season so we need different options at that position and he can be one of those.”
Tierney has been one of Arsenal’s standout players so far this season, and he has featured 33 times for the Gunners in all competitions, and 23 in the Premier League with 2 goals and 4 assists in all competitions, 1 goal and 3 assists coming in the EPL.
The 39-year-old manager also spoke about other injury problems in the club ahead of their Thursday Europa League clash against Slavia Prague, including Nigerian-born Bukayo Saka, David Luiz, Martin Odegaard, and Emile Smith-Rowe.
He said: “I think for Thursday, David [Luiz] will be out, Kieran [Tierney] will be out – and then Emile [Smith Rowe] and Martin [Odegaard], we don’t know yet. With Bukayo [Saka], let’s see how he develops in the next few days.”
Arsenal moved up to ninth on the log with the win over Sheffield Wednesday and will take on Czech Republic side Slavia Prague after the first leg ended 1-1 at the Emirates Stadium.
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