Kieran Tierney missed out on Arsenal’s defeat at Crystal Palace and Mikel Arteta has now confirmed the left-back could miss the rest of the season with a heavy blow
Mikel Arteta admits he’s “not sure” Kieran Tierney will return before the end of the season.
the arsenal Left-back missed the 0-3 defeat crystal palace with Nuno Tavares replacing him before being sent off after a poor performance at the break. The Gunners are chasing the final Champions League place and hoped to have the Scot back in their ranks for the finish.
But Arteta seemed to throw cold water on any hopes of having Tierney available again before the end of the campaign. The 25-year-old is suffering from knee problems after returning from international duty. He played 90 minutes in both games for his country before returning to north London.
In his absence, the Gunners couldn’t return to fourth after jumping past Tottenham On Sunday. Antonio Conte’s side smashed newcastle but Arsenal could not respond in the desired manner as they were well beaten by the Eagles in the capital. Arteta was less than impressed with her performance, which now leaves the Champions League race in the balance.
He said on Sky Sports: “Congratulations to Palace for the game they played but we made it impossible for ourselves with the way we started. You have to be physical and run, and then you earn the right to play ball and that’s unacceptable.
“We were bad, especially in the first half. I apologize to our fans. We didn’t have the presence or the composure to dominate the situation today, that’s what annoys me the most. Some days you’re not there and you You’re late all the time They’ve got it on and had a good vibe and we couldn’t get out.
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“When we had the big chances we didn’t score to give ourselves the best chance to get back in the game. First we have to put our hands up and get the criticism we deserve. Then we accept it, look at each other in the mirror and look at the next game, that wasn’t good enough.
Arteta also confirmed Thomas Partey’s injury following his fall is “a major concern”, compounding an already memorable night for those in the north London red half. The Gunners now face games against southampton and Brighton as they try to reclaim fourth place.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/arsenal-arteta-tierney-injury-update-26635632 Kieran Tierney could be out for the rest of the season while Mikel Arteta says the odds are "not positive".