Mikel Arteta provides worrying Kieran Tierney injury update after Sheffield United win

Mikel Arteta has confirmed that he expects Kieran Tierney to be lacking for the remainder of Arsenal’s season via injury.

And there are main doubts over whether or not he can be slot in time for Scotland’s European Championship marketing campaign.

The 23-year-old has been one of many stand-out performers in what has largely been a disappointing season for the Gunners.

But he acquired an enormous blow when he suffered knee ligament injury throughout the 3-0 defeat to Liverpool final weekend.

During Arsenal’s 3-0 win towards Sheffield United on Sunday Granit Xhaka stuffed in at left-back in Tierney’s absence, performing admirably to assist his aspect hold a clear sheet.

Kieran Tierney seems to be set to be dominated out for the remainder of the season

And talking about Xhaka’s show at full-time, Arteta admitted the information on Tierney was not wanting constructive.

“Today he (Xhaka) had a extremely robust efficiency and he offers you an alternative choice,” Arteta said. “Kieran is out, most likely for the season so we want totally different choices at that position and he might be a kind of.”

There were further worrying scenes against the Blades as Bukayo Saka was forced off injured in the second half.

And Arteta said he was not yet sure of the severity of the issue – refusing to say if he thinks he will be fit for the Europa League second leg against Slavia Prague next week or not.

Tierney's loss is a big one for Arsenal - and potentially Scotland
Tierney’s loss is an enormous one for Arsenal – and doubtlessly Scotland

He added: “I believe for Thursday, David [Luiz] can be out, Kieran [Tierney] can be out – after which Emile [Smith Rowe] and Martin [Odegaard], we don’t know but. With Bukayo [Saka], let’s see how he develops within the subsequent few days.

Arsenal’s accidents are stacking up on the worst potential time, however their win towards Sheffield United sees them transfer again as much as ninth within the desk, they usually nonetheless have an out of doors hope of qualifying for subsequent season’s Europa League through the Premier League.

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