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PremierLeague-News.Com - Arsenal star Kieran Tierney is set for some time on the sidelines but he doesn't need to undergo surgery.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will have to cope without Kieran Tierney for at least the next month due to the injury the full-back suffered against Liverpool. The left-back played all three matches for Scotland in the international break before returning to the starting line-up for Arsenal last Saturday against Liverpool. Related articles Arsenal transfer chief Edu pushing for £43m 'priority' signing Arsenal transfer news: Four free agents that could save club millions But he was forced off just before half-time with a knee injury following a challenge from James Milner.Arteta was left anxiously awaiting the scan results and fortunately the extent of the injury doesn't mean Tierney will need surgery.However, Football London report that the 23-year-old still faces up to six weeks on the sidelines before being able to return to training.There is some hope that Tierney may be able to return in just over a month, which would see him come back for the remaining few fixtures of the campaign. Kieran Tierney was forced off against Liverpool (Image: GETTY)Arsenal's final Premier League fixture is scheduled to be on May 23 against Brighton.And the Gunners will also be hoping to be taking part in the Europa League final three days later on May 26.Tierney's absence for the time being will be a huge blow to Arteta though, who may be forced to utilise Cedric Soares on the left side of defence over the next month.Arteta refused to set a timeline on Tierney's return, insisting they will have to assess closer to the time.
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."We will have to go day by day, when we get close and depending how he’s feeling, we will make that decision."He is keen to play for us again this season and obviously his country in the Euros.”However, Arteta faces another selection headache for the Europa League quarter-final first leg tie against Slavia Prague on Thursday night. Martin Odegaard is a doubt for Thursday (Image: GETTY) READ MORE Premier League talking points: Man Utd lucky, Arsenal suffer more woe Martin Odegaard is said to have picked up an ankle injury in training and Arteta confirmed that his involvement will be a game-time decision."We will assess him today how he’s feeling," Arteta said."He’s been carrying an injury for the last few days since he got injured with the national team."But there is good news on Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Granit Xhaka who are all said to be available to play on Thursday.All three players missed the 3-0 defeat to Liverpool at the weekend and their presence was dearly missed.
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