Arsenal lose Tierney and Luiz for crucial Thursday match

Not only did Arsenal put in a diabolical performance yesterday in the crusing 3-0 defeat to Liverpool, but we have also lost one of our stand-out performers this season in Kieran Tierney.

The ex-Celtic man was taken off at half-time and according to Mikel Arteta, his injury looks serious and he may not be available to face Slavia Prague on Thursday.

Arteta told “He felt something in his knee. He was in pain so it looks like he will be injured but we don’t know how long for.”

Luckily we have Cedric Soares available as an able replacement.

Arteta also gave an update on the injury to David Luiz, who also has had a knee injury, which sounds even more serious “We don’t know.” Arteta continued. “There a few possibilities on that, being a little more conservative with the treatment or having to go for a surgery. We are talking with the doctors at the moment to make the right decision on that but we’ll see. He could be out for a few weeks at least.”

It was also suggested that if Luiz does have surgery, he could miss the rest of the season. Arteta said: “I don’t know. It will depend what the decision we take is. If it’s more conservative, it will be short-term. If it’s a bit more radical with what he needs, it will take longer.”

Of course, Arteta still has Holding, Gabriel and Mari as cover for Luiz, but we have to hope that Tierney’s problem is not too bad, as we really need him  to give us more chance of winning the Europa League, but we will definitely have to do without him on Thursday…


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  1. It’s worrying, as good a player as Tierney is he does seem very injury prone, a typical Arsenal player then….

  2. Tierney is a big loss not so much Luiz.
    Cedric or whoever’s is played at LB will be ok. They could go with a back three All good.

  3. More injuries nothing new there.. anyway the team should be fresh as a daisy come Thursday since they haven’t played in 2 weeks! Apparently we played last night but I only saw one team play.

    1. Cedric didn’t look too capable yesterday, what has happened to Gabriel? Don’t even get me started on Leno, Holding, Partey, Ceballos, Aubameyang, Lacazette and Pepe

  4. What a waste – KT might as well not have played yesterday – no one else did. It just seemed, everyone had turned up with the attitude that the game didn’t matter and they didn’t care. I wonder how much that it is down to the real captains, Xhaka and David Luis being absent. If Auba is going to carry on looking like a court jester, behaving like a joke and not leading the team, he should hand over the captaincy to Lacca, who however his end result turns out, always puts in the effort. I know Odergaard is only on loan, but laughing with Klopp after the game is unacceptable, and it is the captains job to stop that. Our ladies team would’ve put up a better fight.

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