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Confirmed: New Arsenal signing ruled out for up to 6 weeks

By on August 9, 2019

Kieran Tierney arsenal

Arsenal have confirmed a huge blow with the news that Kieran Tierney has been ruled out for 4-6 weeks with an on-going groin issue.

Tierney completed his £25m move to Arsenal from Celtic on deadline day and we knew he was still recovering from a troublesome injury that forced him to undergo surgery a few weeks ago.

There were reports earlier this week suggesting the 22-year-old was still around 6-8 weeks away from full fitness but Celtic boss Neil Lennon played down those rumours by insisting Tierney would be ready to return to action in 2 weeks maximum.

However, it appears Lennon was telling a little white lie as the Arsenal medical team have confirmed today that Tierney is ‘hoping’ to resume full training again in 4-6 weeks as he continues to recover from his groin issue.

There is more positive news on on our other deadline day arrival as David Luiz is fit and will take part in full training ahead of Sunday’s Premier League opener against Newcastle at St James’ Park.

An update on Arsenal.com said:

David Luiz
Expected to participate in full training ahead of Sunday.

Kieran Tierney
Groin. Will continue to receive treatment and assessments. Hoping to integrate into full training in 4-6 weeks

It’s a huge blow to be without Tierney for 4-6 weeks and even when he does return to full training he’s going to need some time to get back to full fitness so we might not see him making his debut until the start of October.

Thankfully we have options at left-back as Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac are available so they’ll battle it out for the first team shirt over the coming weeks until Tierney is fit.

I’d actually be surprised if any of our summer signings start this weekend as it may be too soon to throw Luiz straight into action and Dani Ceballos is likely to be given time to settle before he starts.

Nicolas Pepe might not even be in the squad as he’s only had limited training having returned late from the African Cup of Nations so it will probably be a very familiar looking side against Newcastle.

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