Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has shared an update concerning defender Kieran Tierney.
During the press conference, Arteta was asked what the latest update was surrounding Tierney after the full-back was told he would need to self-isolate for 14 days starting from October 8 after being in close contact with Southampton player Stuart Armstrong, who tested positive for the global virus on international duty for Scotland (per AFC).
In response, Arteta had this to say on the situation: “This is getting very complicated when we are sending players abroad and obviously you lose control. Some authorities have different regulations to the ones in the Premier League. We are still having some discussions with the authorities and hopefully, we will know more this afternoon.”
The Spaniard then went on to say that he hopes Tierney will be able to play a part in Arsenal’s match against the Manchester club at the weekend.
Arsenal signed Tierney back in the 2019 summer transfer window from Scottish club Celtic for a fee of £24.3 million. Since then, the defender has gone on to make 28 appearances for the Gunners across all competitions in which he has managed to grab himself a goal and provide four assists for his teammates.
The 23-year-old, who is currently valued at £28.8 million, has enjoyed a decent start to the 2020/21 campaign for Arsenal after earning himself a current season rating of 6.76/10 for his performances in the three league appearances he’s made for Arsenal so far (per WhoScored).
Given how well Tierney has done for Arsenal so far this season, it’s no surprise that Arteta is hopeful Tierney will be able to play against City.