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PremierLeague-News.Com - Kieran Tierney has been sidelined for around six weeks after injuring his knee against Liverpool last weekend.

Premier league news Arsenal's January transfer gamble has backfired after Kieran Tierney injury Last spor news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Kieran Tierney has been sidelined for around six weeks after injuring his knee against Liverpool last weekend.

Premier league news  Arsenal's January transfer gamble has backfired after Kieran Tierney injury Last spor news
07 April 2021 - 16:45

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Kieran Tierney is set to miss a large chunk of Arsenal's remaining games after he suffered knee ligament damage. The Gunners left-back was forced off after 46 minutes of the side's 3-0 defeat to Liverpool last weekend which left supporters fearing the worst. Their concerns were confirmed on Wednesday afternoon with the club releasing a statement that revealed Tierney will be sidelined for up to six weeks. It read: “Kieran sustained ligament damage to his left knee during Saturday’s match against Liverpool. “Surgery will not be required and it’s hoped that Kieran will be back in full training within four to six weeks.” Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now For Mikel Arteta, this comes as crushing news, with no recognised left-back in the squad to replace the Scotland defender. The Gunners took a big risk in the January transfer window as they loaned out Sead Kolasinac to Schalke - the club he left to move to north London back in 2017. Jordan Amavi was linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in January, with his contract at Marseille expiring in the summer. However, Arsenal never made a move for the 26-year-old. Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand was the subject of enquiries from Arsenal in the mid-season window, football.london understands, but again - nothing came of the interest. Read More Related Articles Every word Mikel Arteta said on Aubameyang stepping up, Gary Neville and Lucas Torreira's future Read More Related Articles Mikel Arteta reveals left-back 'weakness' as Arsenal plan to cope without Kieran Tierney outlined It was hardly a surprise Tierney picked up the injury considering he started the last nine games in all competitions under Arteta. Cedric Soares has played on the left side of defence this season when Tierney's either been rested or unavailable for selection. Bukayo Saka, though, is a player Arteta has frequently turned to for the left-back position. The £100million-valued man has been one of the Gunners' strongest attacking players this season - with 12 direct goal involvements in all competitions for the 19-year-old sensation. Saka 's versatility makes him an invaluable option for Arteta but his ability going forward makes it very difficult to sacrifice him and play him in defence. Read More Related Articles Mikel Arteta provides injury update on Martin Odegaard ahead of Arsenal's clash vs Slavia Prague Read More Related Articles The Arsenal games Kieran Tierney could miss after injury blow confirmed The teenager in attack, along with Emile Smith Rowe, coincided with an upturn in form for Arteta's men at the turn of the year. But playing in defence could jeopardise Arsenal's attacking play, the fluidity between the lines, the speed in attack, but it's something that may have to be done. Having Cedric at left-back means there's a right footer playing on the left side of defence that can be seen as a disadvantage.

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. Read More Related Articles Arsenal confirm major Kieran Tierney injury blow & issue Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka update Read More Related Articles Arsenal's 2021/22 Adidas kit 'leaked' with serious Ajax and Marc Overmars vibe Saka moving back into defence is likely to hamper his chances of securing a place in Gareth Southgate's England squad for the upcoming European Championships. The teenage talent had to withdraw from the latest squad through injury and missed a big chance to impress for the Three Lions. Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville both left Saka out of their squads when asked on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football. Carragher said: " Saka, when I was doing the squad, I started thinking about different things, and I wanted him to be in it. "He can play that many positions, and in some people’s eyes that might be a strength for Gareth, but for me, it was almost a weakness where at first, I had him in front of Chilwell and was thinking if Shaw got injured in the first game then would you really want Saka as a left-back in a back four? Sign up to our Arsenal newsletter for the latest transfer news By signing up for our Arsenal newsletter, you will receive a once-daily email, focused around goings-on at Emirates Stadium. You won't miss a thing when it comes to the Gunners - you'll get all you need to know directly into your inbox. We'll also send out special newsletters with any big breaking news too. And with the January transfer window now open there's plenty of content to get your teeth into. How do you sign up? It's easy and only takes seconds. Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article - or any article on the Arsenal section of football.london in fact - labelled 'Get the biggest daily stories by email' and click 'Subscribe'. And that's it, you're all set. If you decide later that you no longer wish to receive the emails, simply follow the unsubscribe link in one of the newsletters - but we don't think you'll want to. For more details, click here. "I went with the safe option in terms of Chilwell playing there, he’s wing-back for Chelsea, I think Gareth will go to a back five at some stage.” Neville added: " I love Saka but again, who would you leave out? The question you’ve always got to ask is: I love him, but who would you leave out for him? "Would you leave out Grealish, Foden, Mount out? No, I wouldn’t. "Don’t try and pinch a position, it will bite you like you won’t believe. "Let’s say if there’s a brilliant right winger playing against us in the tournament at some point, like there will be, and Saka is left-back and you’re thinking: ‘How are we going to win this tournament as England? "How did we do well in the World Cup? We were pretty solid, set-pieces were outstanding, we had a good draw and we got to the semi-final’."

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