Rob Holding, Calum Chambers, and Kieran Tierney have all joined Arsenal’s pre-season training camp in Scotland ahead of the game against Rangers.
Following Arsenal’s opening pre-season game against Hibs, their squad has grown by a few players as they all continue to feed back into training.
Most notably, Kieran Tierney is back from his post-Euro 2020 holiday. Participants in international tournaments always get at least three weeks off, but they usually take closer to four or more. Tierney took three weeks and one day.
Rob Holding is another to join the squad. It’s not entirely clear why he wasn’t already in Scotland, but he’s back available now, which is good timing as Arsenal are running low on central defenders.
Pablo Mari was the only one involved against Hibs, and he had to play the full 90 as a result. Ideally, someone else will play some minutes so Mari doesn’t have to play another full game on Saturday so early in pre-season.
Another player who could help out in that regard is Calum Chambers, who joined the squad on Thursday as well.
Chambers was already in training last week, but he was then absent from training and the matchday squad over the last few days. Whatever the problem was, he’s back involved again now.
It may be too late for the trio to play a big role in Saturday’s game against Rangers, but it’s good to see them back.