“It is a huge boost” Campbell highlights the importance of star man

Kevin Campbell is delighted that Kieran Tierney is now back in contention for Arsenal ahead of their game against Villarreal.

Tierney has been one of Arsenal’s most important players since he joined the club and there have been times that it seemed the team depends too much on him.

However, injuries have continued to plague the Scot and he was set to miss the game against Villarreal.

But he has recovered and is now in contention to start, to the delight of Campbell and all Arsenal fans.

The former Arsenal attacker says Tierney’s return to the lineup will be a major boost to their chances of winning the game.

He hailed the former Celtic man as one player who can deal with Villarreal’s winger Samuel Chukwueze.

It is not clear if he will start the game or settle for a role on the club’s bench, but a hopeful Campbell says if he starts, it would be a major boost to Arsenal in the game.

“It is a huge boost to hear Tierney is back in contention,” he told Football Insider.

“The club have been keeping it really quiet on his rehab.

“He has not played any games of late which is a concern but Villarreal have got a very lively winger in Chukwueze so we might need him.

“Tierney is so influential on the left-hand side that if he is fit enough to start it would be a really big boost for the defence.

“It would also allow Xhaka to move back into the midfield because we need him in there.”  

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  1. Play him 0nly if he is 100%

    The 2nd leg is way more important to not concede a goal

    I get the threat of chukwueze but the 2nd leg and final will define our season.

    Let’s make sure we get an away goal and create lots of chances with saka odegaard, Smith Rowe and Martinelli all in the team. Plus whichever striker is the fittest between auba, laca, Flo and Eddie.

    The away goal is always the most important thing if the first leg is away from home.

    I still think the best partner for Partey would be Saka, may be not in the short term, but long term he could be an awesome partner for Thomas, so much skill, so much vision and wasted out wide, when we have players like him that can control areas of the pitch in the centre

    1. Agreed

      we should only play him if hes 100%

      do not want to risk him of getting further injuries and a longer delay in a full return

  2. Play xhaka in is position.o
    Don’t risk him in that left side anymore
    Besides this is the match we need to win nothing like risk

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