Kieran Tierney will have to isolate for 14 days despite testing negative while his ‘close contact’ who tested positive will only have to isolate for 10 days.
Southampton’s Stuart Armstrong tested positive while on international duty with Scotland. As such, he is now required to self-isolate for 10 days. Assuming nothing more serious develops with his illness, Armstrong will be available to play Chelsea when domestic football returns.
Tierney, however, who has tested negative but been deemed to have come into ‘close contact’ with his national teammate, is required to isolate for 14 days, ruling him out of Arsenal’s game against Manchester City despite his protestations that he followed all guidelines correctly.
Seems fair, right?
Arsenal issued a statement on Wednesday saying they are seeking clarification over the situation which, on its face, seems ridiculous.
Mikel Arteta spoke at the end of September about his concerns regarding players from the Premier League, where their bubble has ben relatively successful, jetting off across the globe with their national teams in the middle of a pandemic.