Arsenal set Kieran Tierney injury return date following Celtic transfer

Arsenal set Kieran Tierney injury return date following Celtic transfer

Unai Emery signed the left-back as he looks to close the gap on the Gunners’ Premier League rivals.Tierney joined Arsenal for £25million with the d

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Unai Emery signed the left-back as he looks to close the gap on the Gunners’ Premier League rivals.

Tierney joined Arsenal for £25million with the deal announced on deadline day.

And it is expected that the 22-year-old will eventually become first-choice ahead of Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac.

But Arsenal have provided an update on the Scotland international and when he may return.

The official club website said: “Groin. Continues to receive treatment and further assessments.

“Aiming to participate in full training in October.”

Arsenal also gave updates on Granit Xhaka, Rob Holding, Emile Smith Rowe, Hector Bellerin and Dinos Mavropanos.

The Gunners return to action on Saturday against Burnley at the Emirates after beating Newcastle 1-0 in their Premier League opener.

Tierney will play no part in the fixture though.

Speaking about his move last week, Tierney said: “It feels great. I’m delighted to be here. Obviously I’m injured now, but I’m just looking forward to getting back on the pitch, training and getting involved with the squad.

“It’s been fine for me. I’ve been working hard in rehab and I’ve had good people around me as well.

“It’s been easy for me. At Celtic I was training hard, working hard and just looking to get back fit. That was my main focus.

“I got told at seven o’clock last night that I had to be at the airport in an hour, so I had to go quickly.

“I was actually down the park with my friends training.

“They play with their local team so I was down watching them and I got a phone call that I needed to go.

“I got to the airport and the flight was delayed two-and-a-half hours, with another hour’s drive for a hotel and I probably got zero sleep, so I was back up at half five today.”

Arsenal take on Burnley from 12.30pm in the Premier League on Saturday.

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