Kieran Tierney to miss rest of Arsenal season and face Scotland’s run for World Cup play-offs

KIERAN TIERNEY has been eliminated for the remainder of the season and is now in great doubt for the next World Cup playoffs in Scotland in June.

The Arsenal winger was eliminated from the Premier League last night after the Gunners suffered a heavy defeat at Crystal Palace.

Coach Mikel Arteta confirmed today that he will have a CT scan and now Arsenal have confirmed that Tierney will be operated on for his knee injury.

With Arsenal aiming for the Champions League final, it looks like months have passed and he will miss the rest of his Premier League campaign.

Tierney faces a match fit for June, when Scotland’s play-off semi-final against Ukraine is scheduled.

Arsenal’s statement read: “Left knee. Kieran felt discomfort after training on Thursday 31 March. Further evaluations and scans confirmed that Kieran had injured his left knee.

“A specialist consultation was held on Tuesday and, after detailed discussions with Kieran and our medical team, it was decided that Kieran should have knee surgery. This procedure will take place in London in the coming days.

“Kieran’s rehabilitation program will begin immediately after his surgery, at which point his recovery timing will become clearer. However, Kieran is likely to miss the rest of this season.

Everyone at the club will now support and work hard to get Kieran back on the pitch as soon as possible. ” he said.

Tierney’s diagnosis comes when Scottish teammate Nathan Patterson also faces a spell.

The Everton winger tore his ankle during training and will now be operated on this week.

Goodsion Park boss Frank Lampard said: “In terms of injury, Nathan Patterson will be out for a while.

“She went to an ankle specialist and this week we are seeing a minor operation.

“He’ll be out.”

Patterson played internationally for Scotland against Poland and Austria, but has not yet appeared in the Premier League for Everton.

Source: Herald Scotland