Mikel Arteta has confirmed Kieran Tierney’s knee damage will ‘in all probability’ rule him out for the rest of the season.
The Arsenal left-back was compelled off within the first-half of final weekend’s 3-Zero defeat to Liverpool final weekend.
Tierney has been one of many Gunners’ standout performers in a to date disappointing marketing campaign with Arteta’s aspect staying in ninth place with a 3-Zero victory over Sheffield United on Sunday.
When requested for an damage replace on his squad, the Spaniard mentioned: “Kieran Tierney is out – in all probability for the season.”
Arteta was additionally with out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (sickness), Martin Odegaard (ankle), David Luiz (knee) and Emile Smith Rowe (ankle) for the journey to Sheffield United.
And regardless of the prolonged damage listing, Arsenal’s injured stars weren’t missed as objectives from Alexandre Lacazette (2) and Gabriel Martinelli stored alive the membership’s slim hopes of a high six end.
However Arteta’s consideration now turns to Thursday’s essential Europa League quarter-finals second leg tie in opposition to Slavia Prague, which is stage at 1-1.
The previous Man City assistant supervisor has admitted he’s ‘frightened’ by Arsenal’s accidents.
He mentioned: “It was a powerful efficiency, environment friendly and clever with the ball and the correct angle. I’m actually blissful, however the accidents are a fear.
“[Saka] had some discomfort in his thigh. I don’t know what it’s. The very last thing we’d like is one other problem as a result of we’ve sufficient of that and are lacking some massive gamers in the mean time.
“I don’t know the extent however we’ll see the way it develops within the coming days. Martinelli twisted an ankle and it was sore however he’s a troublesome boy.”
Requested if Aubameyang shall be match to face Slavia Prague, Arteta replied: “I hope so.
“He was unwell yesterday and couldn’t prepare. Hopefully within the subsequent day or two he shall be feeling higher and shall be obtainable.
“As for Emile and Martin, we don’t know but.”