Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney will be back in training within the next two to three weeks, the club have confirmed.
Manager Mikel Arteta was initially pessimistic that the 23-year-old would be back before the end of the season, but this latest update has given supporters on Twitter hope that they’ll see him in action again soon:
Huge news #KroenkeOut
— AFCAmaan (@_SakaSZN_) April 21, 2021
The kind of news I want on my tl
— simcity (@flickeringBeats) April 21, 2021
Kieran Tierney when he realised the Europa League still matters: pic.twitter.com/4cRzieU2av
— Bhavs (@bhavss14) April 21, 2021
He’ll be back for the Europa final against Man U.
— Sean Woolford (@seanwoolford) April 21, 2021
let him come back stronger
— EKAKA J.R (@EdwinEkaka) April 21, 2021
Things we love to see #KroenkeOut
— Dennis❄ ™ (@DennisAFC) April 21, 2021
At least some positive news 💪
— Sam🇵🇹 (@Sam27542817) April 21, 2021
— jet (@jet10ii) April 21, 2021
If the Gunners do overcome Villarreal in the Europa League semi-final, then Tierney could well be available for the final in Poland on May 26th, where they could face Manchester United.
The Scottish international’s return would be a massive boost, considering Arteta is struggling for options on the left flank. Midfielder Granit Xhaka has done an admirable job filling in, but his limitations were exposed in the 1-1 draw against Fulham at the weekend.
In terms of other injury updates, Martin Odegaard has returned to training as expected, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and David Luiz remain on the sidelines.