Arsenal crashed to a 2-0 home defeat against Chelsea on Sunday afternoon but they will no doubt be more concerned about the injuries picked up by Kieran Tierney and Gabriel Martinelli.

Kieran Tierney vs Chelsea via Daily Record Sport <a href="https://twitter.com/Record_Sport/status/1429492568853786630">Twitter</a>
Kieran Tierney vs Chelsea via Daily Record Sport Twitter

With Arsenal 2-0 down and Paul Tierney refusing to give Arsenal a decision of note, having waved away a clear penalty for a foul on Bukayo Saka in the first half, Kieran Tierney sat down on the pitch.

66 minutes had gone and so, it seemed, had something in Tierney’s thigh. The physio came on to the pitch to have a look and it was decided to bring on Nuno Tavares.

13 minutes later it was Gabriel Martinelli’s turn to leave the field, replaced by Folarin Balogun.

Next up for Arsenal is West Brom in the second round (yes second round) of the League Cup on Wednesday.

We will update on these two injuries and the others who are currently sidelined (all of whom can be viewed here) when updates become available.

If, after that match, you’re wondering just what it is that Mikel Arteta is trying to do with Arsenal, well, he thinks you should know and if you don’t, you don’t want to see what he’s doing.

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