According to an update from the medical team via Arsenal’s official website, Kieran Tierney is ‘aiming’ to return to full training this week.
The 22-year-old has been sidelined since December following an injury to his right shoulder.
Promising youngster Bukayo Saka has impressed as a makeshift left-back for the Gunners in the absence of Tierney and Sead Kolasinac.
Once Tierney is fully fit, should our £25m signing from last summer, as per BBC Sport, immediately take over from Saka?
Saka’s been one of our top performers over the last couple of months, it would seem harsh for the ace to be dropped once Tierney returns.
Perhaps Mikel Arteta can find a spot for both talents in the starting lineup.
The Spaniard could deploy Saka in his natural winger position – although this would only be possible if either Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Nicolas Pepe were dropped.
Fans will be hoping that some healthy competition for Tierney will do the Scotsman a world of good.
No reason why Tierney and Saka cannot form a formidable partnership on our left flank with Auba through the middle.Based on current form ,Pepe and Lacazette are the ones who should not be guaranteed a starting position particularly with Nkethia and Martinelli showing up well..Plenty of competition for a place in our front three can only be good for us.
Tierney and Saka playing in one team is more of a blessing than curse, both are very talented, Lacazatte should be benched for Martinelli, Aubameyang should be the main striker, Arsenal was kicked out of the Europa cup match because Martinelli didn’t start, if not I trust him for a goal, Arteta should prioritise Martinelli other than waste his talent on the bench and and European teams are interested in signing him
All depends if he fancies 433, 4231, 343 or 352.
If he went 433 he could play Tierney LB, Saka LM, and Martinelli LW.
Now that would be some left side and could replicated on the right
With Bellerin, Maitland-Niles and Pepe.
Means we would have midfielders and defenders who can defend, attack and overlap. Who;at the balance of 2 inverted wingers, who can run with the ball.
The spine would be Leno, Anyone with Mari again well balanced [left and right] with Torreira and Aubameyang doing what they do best, protect the back 4 and play through the middle.
I would love to see that x1