A number of Arsenal fans are struggling to comprehend why Unai Emery is sticking with Sead Kolasinac over Kieran Tierney.
Despite having Tierney back fit, Emery has kept his faith in Kolasinac. Arsenal lost 1-0 to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane last night and Kolasinac had a tough evening in Yorkshire.
Meanwhile, Tierney was sitting on the bench. The 22-year-old is yet to make his league debut since his summer move from Celtic. This has mainly been down to injury but he is now back and in contention.
Tierney ready to play
Tierney recently made his debut against Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup. The Scotland defender then followed that up with 90 minutes and an assist against Standard Liege in Europe. After hearing he was fully fit, Arsenal fans expected him to play against the Blades. But Kolasinac did instead.
Arsenal now have fixtures coming up against Vitoria Guimaraes in the EFL Cup on Thursday night and Crystal Palace on Sunday. It will be interesting to see who Emery picks and Tierney is bound to get some game time under his belt.
Here are some tweets from Arsenal fans who now want to see Tierney take Kolasinac’s spot as the first-choice left-back at The Emirates.
— Sarthak (@thisArsenalweek) October 22, 2019
I’m not a believer of “if you’re fit to be on the bench, you’re fit to play” but if a player had played 90 mins and a had a few 60mins+ then that player should be starting. Emery said Sead joined the squad late and Tierney was ready but he played Saed.
— Gooner (@Goonerldn_) October 22, 2019
Keiren Tierney is a better full back than sead kolasinac end of
— mhd nazim (@mhdnazim05) October 22, 2019
How can that donkey sead still get picked over tierney I honestly don’t understand
— Cook (@NoKosherCook) October 21, 2019
Time for Tierney, Holding and Bellerin to come for Chambers, Sead and Sokratis next game. Play your best players
— Osman (@OsmanZtheGooner) October 21, 2019
Our coach really kept Kieran Tierney on the bench for Sead Kolasinac lmaooooo
— AUBAGANG (@WoolWitchGooner) October 21, 2019