Report: Arsenal could have Kieran Tierney back for Watford
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Report: Arsenal could have Kieran Tierney back for Watford

Arsenal could get a timely boost to proceedings ahead of this weekend’s game with Watford, with Kieran Tierney pushing to be back involved.

The Scottish defender has missed the last few games after picking up an ankle injury against Crystal Palace. In his absence, Nuno Tavares has done quite well and made an impression on Mikel Arteta.

However, Tierney remains first-choice. His presence is needed in the back four for Arsenal, and according to Arsenal’s injury report, he could be back in action as soon as this weekend.

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According to the Gunners’ official website, Tierney is ‘being assessed’ ahead of the clash with Claudio Ranieri’s men. Crucially for Arteta and Arsenal fans, it does not rule Tierney out of the tie.

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Tierney, 24, had started the previous eight Premier League games before picking up his knock. Since arriving from Celtic, the left-back has become a firm favourite of the Gunners faithful.

TBR’s View: Arsenal need a fit Kieran Tierney

There is no doubt that progress is being made with this Arsenal side under Mikel Arteta. They’re picking up good results and playing some good football along the way.

However, to keep going, you need your best players fit. And Kieran Tierney is one of the better Arsenal players.

Yes, Tavares has done well in his place. But he’s not a patch on Tierney and Arteta will want the Scotsman back into the team ASAP. His defensive work is better than Tavares’, as is his final ball in the attacking third.

Couple those things with energy and leadership that Tierney brings to the table, and it’s easy to see why Arsenal are so keen to have him back.

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