Kieran Tierney set for several weeks on the sidelines after suffering knee injury against Liverpool in second blow to Mikel Arteta’s defence following David Luiz’s minor surgery
- Kieran Tierney looks set for several weeks on the sidelines with a knee injury
- The left-back injured himself against Liverpool on Saturday and was forced off
- Tierney will have a scan in the next 48 hours but Arsenal fear it could be serious
- He will join David Luiz on the injury list after Brazilian underwent minor surgery
Arsenal fear Kieran Tierney will be out for a number of weeks in a second major defensive setback for Mikel Arteta.
Centre-back David Luiz is set for an extended spell out after undergoing minor surgery on his right knee on Sunday.
And he is poised to be joined on the sidelines by first-choice left-back Tierney who was forced off during Arsenal’s eventual 3-0 defeat against Liverpool on Saturday.
Arsenal fear Kieran Tierney will be out for several weeks after injuring knee against Liverpool
The left back will have a scan in the next 48 hours but looks set for a spell out of the action
Tierney hurt himself in a clash with James Milner and had to be withdrawn just before half-time after treatment. Arteta confirmed: ‘He felt something in his knee and he was in pain.’
Tierney is now set for a scan in the next 48 hours to determine the severity of the injury and give Arsenal a clearer indication of exactly how long he will be out.
With Arsenal nine points off the top four with eight games to go, the Europa League is looking increasingly like their best hope of getting into next season’s Champions League.
Tierney will join David Luiz on the Arsenal sidelines after Brazilian underwent minor surgery
Though they will have to find a way past Slavia Prague and into the semi-finals without two of their key men in Tierney and Luiz.
Arsenal host the Czech side on Thursday in the first leg of their quarter-final before the return leg takes place next week.
Slavia Prague will be looking to take the scalp of another British side, having already knocked out Leicester and Rangers in previous rounds.
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