Arsenal star to undergo surgery after club confirm double injury blow ahead of Man City

By on December 14, 2019

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Arsenal have confirmed Kieran Tierney is set to undergo surgery on a dislocated shoulder and is facing around three months on the sidelines.

Tierney was forced off during the first half of Arsenal’s 3-1 victory over West Ham on Monday night after falling awkwardly in the penalty box and he had his arm in a sling as he was replaced by Sead Kolasinac.

The suggestion after the game was that the left-back had dislocated his shoulder and Arsenal have now confirmed this news on the official website. The update says Tierney will undergo surgery next week and isn’t expected to return for three months, which is a huge blow as he’s only recently returned from a groin problem.

In a double blow, Hector Bellerin has been ruled out of Sunday’s clash with Manchester City after failing to recover from a hamstring injury that’s already kept him out for the past two games. However, Bellerin is due to resume training next week so he should be back for the trip to Everton next weekend.

Rob Holding will also miss the City game as he continues to recover from a knee injury while Granit Xhaka remains on the sidelines with concussion. Dani Ceballos is still out with a hamstring injury but he’s set to return to full training next week.

There was some positive news for Freddie Ljungberg as Nicolas Pepe has been passed fit to face Man City after recovering from a minor knee problem that he sustained against West Ham.

Here is the team news update that was published on Arsenal.com:

Hector Bellerin
Tight right hamstring. Will miss Manchester City (h). Aiming to resume training next week.

Dani Ceballos
Left hamstring. Sustained during the Vitoria SC (a) match on November 6. Will miss Manchester City (h). Aiming to return to full training next week.

Rob Holding
Left knee. Bruising to knee. Will miss Manchester City (h). Aiming to return to full training in the next two weeks.

Nicolas Pepe
Available for selection for Manchester City (h) after bruising to left knee sustained during West Ham United (a).

Kieran Tierney
Right shoulder. Dislocated right shoulder during West Ham United (a). Kieran will undergo surgery next week and will rehabilitate for around three months.

Granit Xhaka
Concussion. Sustained strike to the head from the ball during West Ham United (a). Will miss Manchester City (h) and will be managed as per concussion protocols.

It’s a huge blow to face City without our first choice full-backs while Holding, Ceballos and Xhaka’s absence also weakens the squad so it’s going to be a difficult task to get a positive result against the defending champions tomorrow.