Kieran Tierney missed Arsenal’s goalless draw against Crystal Palace on Thursday due to a muscle injury, and is set to undergo scans on Friday to find the extent of the injury. The Gunners struggled to create chances against a disciplined Crystal Palace side, as they missed Tierney’s energetic presence on the flank.
Tierney has been one of the most consistent performers under Aretat’s recent resurgence, and it was quite evident the how much Arsenal missed him during their stalemate with the Eagles.
Mikel Arteta admitted it was disappointing to lose Tierney to an injury before the game, but remains hopeful the Scotland international will be back soon. Speaking to reporters after the Crystal Palace game, Arteta said “He’s a real threat and the way we attack on the left is really important, but he wasn’t here and we need to find other solutions.”
“It is a challenge when you have created a game plan for the day and a few hours before the game he has to pull out.”
“Kieran’s progression in the last few months has been incredible and now it is time for another player to step in. He’s going to have an MRI scan tomorrow and see how he is.“
“We will probably know more tomorrow after testing him and how long he is going to be out for. It was a big disappointment to lose him and hopefully he will be back with us shortly.”