Arsenal's Kieran Tierney 'fears season is over' due to knee injury in major top four blow


Kieran Tierney reportedly fears his season could be over for Arsenal and Scotland after picking up a knee injury whilst on international duty last week. The left-back will reportedly require surgery on the problem, meaning he will miss out on Scotland’s vital World Cup play-off against Ukraine in June.

Tierney, 24, played 90 minutes in both of Scotland’s international friendlies against Poland and Austria, registering an assist and a goal in the process. As one of Scotland’s key players, Tierney was set to be depended on as Scotland aim to qualify for their first World Cup since 1998.

The Tartan Army must face Ukraine before taking on Wales and will clinch a place in Qatar if they emerge with a win against both sides. But the former Celtic star reported back to Arsenal’s training ground London Colney with an injury, casting doubt on his ability to see out the rest of the season.

Tierney was absent from the squad for Arsenal’s visit to Crystal Palace, with Nuno Tavares replacing him much. And the Scottish Sun report that Tierney expects a lengthy lay-off and that his time on the treatment table means he will miss Arsenal’s run-in as they look to book a Champions League spot for the first time in six seasons.

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