Kieran Tierney is taking things day by day to try and play a part for Arsenal before the end of the season and the beginning of the Euros.
Arsenal recently confirmed the disappointing news that Kieran Tierney will be out for the next four-to-six weeks with a knee injury.
Whilst this doesn’t necessarily end his season, it does mean he’s only likely to be available for the very final games of the campaign, at best. If he’s out for six weeks, that only leaves the final league game and a potential Europa League final.
Mikel Arteta admits they don’t know yet whether Tierney will feature again for Arsenal this season, and he also wouldn’t commit on whether the left-back would be available for the Euros.
“I don’t know (if Tierney will play this season), we’re going to have to go day by day to see how Kieran is feeling, how he is reacting,” Arteta said.
“When we get close to playing time and training with the team, depending where we are and how he’s feeling, we’ll make a decision.
“Again (on the Euros), it will depend on how things evolve in the next few weeks. He’s so keen to play for us before the end of the season and he’s extremely keen to represent his country in the Euros.”
There’s not a long gap between the end of the club campaign and the beginning of the Euros. After the Europa League final on May 26th, it’s only a short break before Scotland’s first group-stage game on June 14th.
Ideally, Tierney will make a full recovery in time for both, but Arsenal won’t want him to rush back and risk a more serious injury that could affect next season too. So they’ll take it step by step.