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Arsenal fear prolonged Tierney absence

Posted on April 06, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are fearful that the injury picked up by Kieran Tierney just before halftime of the disappointing defeat at the hands of Liverpool on Saturday could keep him out of action for several weeks, according to Charles Watts of Goal.com.

The Scotland international was battling for the ball against James Milner when his knee gave way, and he went down in need of medical assistance. He wasn’t able to go on playing, and even though there was only a minute or two to go before the break, manager Mikel Arteta was forced to replace him. With Sead Kolasinac gone to Schalke on loan, there was no natural option for the role and Cedric Soares had to play on the left defensive flank again. Liverpool were the better team throughout the contest, but with two of their three goals coming from that side of the pitch, it stands to reason to assume that the Merseysiders would have had more to do had Tierney been there in the second half.

Be that as it may, the former Celtic man is set to undergo a scan today (Tuesday), so there is still nothing official in terms of the length of his absence, but if the fears of the club’s medical department are proven true, he could miss both legs against Slavia Prague in the Europa League, the Sheffield trip in between, as well as the visits of Fulham and Everton to the Emirates which follow. He would also be a doubt for the Europa League semifinals against Dinamo Zagreb or Villarreal, should the Gunners get past Slavia.

“He felt something in his knee,” Arteta said after the game. “He was in pain so it looks like he will be injured but we don’t know how long for.”

Cedric never looked to good on the left side, and this injury would certainly be a big blow for the team’s prospects for the remaining part of the season.

 

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