Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney set to overlook remainder of season and can bear knee surgical procedure | Soccer Information

Kieran Tierney is about to overlook the remainder of Arsenal’s season after being informed he requires knee surgical procedure.

The Scotland full-back didn’t play in Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Monday night time after reporting ache in his knee at coaching on Thursday.

Tierney had been taking part in with discomfort within the space earlier than he joined up for worldwide responsibility, and subsequently performed each minute of Scotland’s friendlies towards Poland and Austria.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta admitted on Monday the information about Tierney’s health was “not optimistic”, and Arsenal have now confirmed Tierney could have an operation.

It’s not identified if he shall be match for Scotland’s World Cup play-off semi-final with Ukraine – more likely to be performed in June – as Steve Clarke’s aspect purpose to qualify for his or her first version of the worldwide event since 1998.

Extra instantly, the Gunners will lose a key participant – one other blow on the again of their loss to Palace on Monday Evening Soccer.

Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney celebrates scoring at Norwich

An announcement from Arsenal learn: “A specialist session occurred on Tuesday, and because of additional discussions with Kieran and our medical group, it has been determined that Kieran requires surgical procedure to his knee. This process will happen in London within the forthcoming days.

“Kieran’s rehabilitation programme will begin instantly after his surgical procedure, at which stage a clearer understanding shall be established on his restoration timescale. Nonetheless, it’s probably that Kieran will now miss the rest of this season.

“Everybody on the membership will now be supporting and dealing laborious with Kieran to get him again on the pitch as quickly as doable.”

Gunners defender Nuno Tavares deputised for Tierney within the London derby, however the Portuguese defender was partly at fault for the Eagles’ first two objectives and was substituted by Arteta at half-time.

Arsenal were soundly beaten 3-0 at Crystal Palace
Arsenal had been soundly overwhelmed 3-0 at Crystal Palace

Arsenal even have Cedric Soares and Granit Xhaka as makeshift left-back cowl as effectively, with each gamers filling in for the injured Tierney final season underneath Arteta.

The north Londoners even have issues at right-back, with Takehiro Tomiyasu struggling a setback in his restoration from a calf harm.

Arteta revealed final week that he believed Tomiyasu was in competition for a begin at Crystal Palace on Monday, however the Gunners confirmed that the Japanese right-back is not going to return till after their match at Southampton on April 16.

Gunners midfielder Thomas Partey additionally limped off on Monday night time within the build-up to Palace’s third aim, with Arsenal asserting that the Ghanaian remains to be being assessed after that blow.

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Crystal Palace’s win towards Arsenal within the Premier League.

Defeat for the Gunners at Palace on Monday night time leaves them fifth within the Premier League desk, stage on factors with arch-rivals Tottenham in fourth – however Arteta’s aspect have a sport in hand.

Arsenal face Brighton this Saturday forward of a visit to Southampton subsequent weekend, earlier than dealing with a trio of huge clashes towards Chelsea, Manchester United and West Ham which might go an extended technique to figuring out whether or not they end within the high 4 locations.

‘Arsenal cannot afford to lose Tierney’

Sky Sports activities pundit Paul Merson:

“Kieran Tierney goes to be an enormous miss for Arsenal. He is one of many gamers you possibly can’t afford to take out of this Arsenal group. He is stable, he is an 8/10 each week, he units an instance.

“He is a winner – you understand what you are going to get with him, and he was an enormous miss on Monday night time.

“Nuno Tavares had one in all them video games at left-back, however it’s laborious if you’re out of the group for thus lengthy. You are not likely taking part in soccer – you are simply coaching. Even taking part in within the U23s, it is not the Premier League.

“To come back in and say: ‘Proper, play on this sport’ – you are feeling for these gamers. Regardless of how a lot you prepare, it is not the identical as taking part in.”

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