Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney was back in full training yesterday, according to reports in the English media.
The £25m summer signing from Celtic has been out of action since he dislocated his shoulder in the 3-1 win over West Ham in December. He was only expected to return to fitness at the beginning of March, but it appears he is making good progress in his recovery.
Supporters on Twitter are happy to hear that Tierney will be back soon:
— Theo (@antheora16) 22 February 2020
— Aadoo Ozzo (@Aadozo) 22 February 2020
So nice 👍
— Ibrahim prosper dikko (@DikkoProsper) 22 February 2020
— ICUMIN2MINUTES🔴💯 (@austinesmith28) 22 February 2020
Will if he comes back and saka moves forward to LW allowing him to get more involved in the attack
— Don Robbie (@DonRobbieUno) 22 February 2020
— Sylvester Wiredu (@sylvesterwiredu) February 22, 2020
— Josh'! (@joshugwu) February 22, 2020
I think when Tierney is fit he will slot to the LB position..Saka will start competing for a place on the left
— Olufemiogunnaike (@EveretteAmore) February 22, 2020
The 22-year-old has struggled for fitness since arriving at the Emirates, having signed for the club with a hernia injury that kept him sidelined until late September. It is hoped that there will be no more setbacks from here on out.
Bukayo Saka has performed ably in Tierney’s absence, but the Scottish international’s return will allow his teammate to play further up the pitch so he can use his creativity to greater effect.