Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney is skipping the rest of the campaign due to a knee injury and has now written a short message to fans.
Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney responded with a brief message in his Instagram story to the brutal news that he was ruled out for the rest of the campaign. The Scottish left-back has been killed in Monday’s defeat to Palace due to a knee injury and has now been confirmed to be operated on.
The club said in a statement: “Surveys and investigations have confirmed that Kieran was injured in his left knee.
“A specialist consultation took place on Tuesday and as a result of further discussions with Kieran and our medical team, it was decided that Kieran’s knee should be operated on. This procedure will take place in London in the coming days.
“Kieran’s rehabilitation program will begin immediately after the surgery, and at this stage it will be clearer to set a recovery schedule. However, it is likely that Kieran will now skip the rest of the season.”
Following the news, Arsenal sent a message of support to Tierney on his official Instagram account, and the defender responded substantively to his personal story.
He wrote, “This is life. Thanks.”
The news, of course, is a huge blow to both the Gunners and Tierney as they fight to return to the Champions League for the next period. The former Celtic man has previously played 22 times in the Premier League in Arsenal colors this cycle. During his entire time at Emirates Stadium, the 24-year-old has not been able to play more than 30 in the league in any campaign.
Now it is likely to be replaced by Portuguese defender Nuno Tavares in the starting line-up, but there are some concerns about his long-term suitability. The ex-Benfica player suffered substitutions in the first half from Mikel Arteta in the last two starts of the Gunners – Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace.