The worst-case scenario has been avoided, and Scotland fans are breathing a massive sigh of relief.
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.
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.
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.
Season over. Start rebuilding now. 14th at best. Leaving the Europa League in next week. I of our 3 best players out for 4-6 weeks. Stupidity of Willian signing now fully realised. Defence was always in need of back up. Roll on 21/22 & new manager 🤞🤞
— Gary Webster (@RealGaryWebster) April 7, 2021
There goes our season https://t.co/6UVD1K8FuE
— Isaac Ndegwa – Troll of Ages (@indegwa) April 7, 2021
Gutted Tierney is injured, that’s ended Arsenals season now. Get past Slavia Prague and probably lose in the Semi Final.
— elttilooDrefotsirK (@K_in_the_clouds) April 7, 2021
Bitter blow seeing the announcement that ‘Kieran Tierney has suffered ligament damage in his knee. No surgery required, due back to full training in four to six weeks.’ Huge loss especially with no recognised left back as his replacement.
— Tad Swar (@tadswar) April 7, 2021
Happy Tierney wont miss the Euros https://t.co/TAiAwTLtsp
— FREE WEST PAPUA (@RossAdyan) April 7, 2021
Kieran Tierney's injury confirmed as knee ligament damage… no surgery required and should resume training in 4-6 weeks all being well. shouldn't affect him being able to play at the Euros but its fairly tight time wise i suppose
— SPFL Banter *** (@splbanter) April 7, 2021
Good news indeed.
— Graham Orr (@GrahamOrr15) April 7, 2021
— Tom Luke (@MrTomLuke) April 7, 2021
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.