Sad news for Arteta as another Arsenal star ruled out for 6 weeks

Sad news for Arteta as another Arsenal star ruled out for 6 weeks

- Kieran Tierney will spend four to six weeks out of the pitch due to injury problems

- The Scotland international suffered a knee ligament problem during the loss to Liverpool

- Arsenal will be taking on Slavia Prague in the Europa League as Xhaka, Saka and Rowie-Smith are expected to be back

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Kieran Tierney is the latest Arsenal player that will be sidelined for the next four to six weeks after suffering a knee ligament damage, Goal.

The Gunners left-back was substituted in the 3-0 loss to Liverpool at the Emirates and the Scotsman is now set to undergo surgery.

The west London club released a statement on Tierney's situation:

"Surgery will not be required and it’s hoped that Kieran will be back in full training within four to six weeks."

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The 23-year-old will now miss Arsenal's Europa League quarter-final clash with Slavia Prague, as well as Premier League games with Sheffield United, Fulham, Everton and Newcastle.

Sad news for Arteta as another Arsenal star ruled out for 6 weeks
Sad news for Arteta as Kieran Tierney star ruled out for 6 weeks from a knee ligament damage. Photo by Catrherine Ivill
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Mikel Arteta has also been without David Luiz, Martin Odegaard who returned from international duty with Norway with discomfort.

However, the trio Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Granit Xhaka have passed their respective fitness tests to face Slavia Prague in the Europa League last-eight game.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has revealed David Luiz could be out for the remainder of the season through injury.

Arteta made the revelation in the wake of his side's 3-0 defeat in the hands of Liverpool on Saturday, April 3, at the Emirates.

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Luiz played no role in the clash, with the defender's last appearance for the Gunners coming in his side's epic 3-3 draw with West Ham just before the international break. also reported that Mikel Arteta has said he is taking the blame as his side's fell to a 3-0 disappointing defeat to Liverpool at the Emirates on the evening of Saturday, April 3.

The north Londoners were without a host of key players for this particular clash, with Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, David Luiz and Granit Xhaka all missing.

However, rather than attribute his side's defeat to the absence of the four important squad members, Arteta has said he is to blame for the weekend result.


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