Mikel Arteta had big plans for this Arsenal defender, however, it has since been revealed that he’s suffered an injury blow and is ruled out until the end of this month.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has improved many players during his time at Arsenal. Most notably, the likes of Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard and William Saliba have all become absolute stars under his tutelage.
However, at the same time, there have been some players who haven’t been as fortunate. For example, Kieran Tierney, who was tipped to be one of the best young defenders in the world before signing for Arsenal.
Since Mikel Arteta took charge at the Emirates Stadium, the Scotsman fell further and further down the pecking order and with the addition of some new signings, he became surplus to requirements quite quickly.
In the summer, Arsenal sent Tierney out on loan. Playing in La Liga, it appeared at first glance that he was having a successful loan spell as he’d settled into his new surroundings well.
Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney suffers injury blow while out on loan
However, he’s suffered an unfortunate injury blow. According to a report from AS, the Arsenal full-back could be out of action for his loan club for around a month, as he’s suffered an unfortunate hamstring injury. Other sources claim the injury could be longer term.
Whether or not there was a place for him in North London when his loan ended remains to be seen. It’s difficult to predict what goes on in the brain of Mikel Arteta. However, one thing’s for sure – This injury certainly won’t help the defender’s progression while he’s out on loan in La Liga. .
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