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‘Season over’: Arsenal star’s news prompts mixed emotions from these club and country fans

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‘Season over’: Arsenal star’s news prompts mixed emotions from these club and country fans

The worst-case scenario has been avoided, and Scotland fans are breathing a massive sigh of relief.

News that Kieran Tierney faces between four and six weeks on the sidelines has, however, been greeted with considerably less enthusiasm by Arsenal supporters.

Tierney went off injured during his side’s 3-0 defeat against Liverpool at the Emirates on Saturday, and there were fears that he may be a doubt for Euro 2020.

The left-back was Scotland’s outstanding performer in the recent international break, despite playing in a more central defensive role in order to accommodate Liverpool’s Andy Robertson on the left.

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He’s also been a key man for Arsenal since last summer, proving one of the few positives in a disappointing season for Mikel Arteta’s side.

With the Euros kicking off in June a six-week layoff should allow the 23-year-old to be back at full fitness in time for his country’s opener against the Czech Republic on June 14, but his absence is set to have a more significant impact on Arsenal.

Arteta’s team are currently languishing in 10th place in the Premier League, and will now be without one of their most influential stars for matches against the likes of Sheffield United, Fulham and Everton.

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He will also sit out the upcoming Europa League quarter-finals against Slavia Prague, who knocked out Rangers in the previous round.

The Scotland fans below have breathed a sigh of relief, but the Arsenal supporters alongside them are lamenting yet another blow in a frustrating campaign.

 

Since arriving from Celtic for £25m in 2019, Tierney has made 57 appearances for Arsenal, scoring three times.

He was handed his international debut by Gordon Strachan in the March 2016 friendly against Denmark, and has gone on to make 19 appearances for his country.

He set up three goals in his most recent international outing as Scotland beat Faroe Islands 4-0 in March.

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