Arsenal injury news: Tierney & Bellerin in line to face Standard Liège

Big news for Arsenal

Héctor Bellerín and Kieran Tierney are set to feature for Arsenal in the Europa League clash with Standard Liège on Thursday.

Arsenal will continue their Europa League campaign against the Belgian side, after beating Eintracht Frankfurt in the last game-week.

The Gunners won the game in Germany 3-0, with Joe Willock, Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the scoresheet.

Now, they will face off against Standard Liège on Thursday, with the chance to strengthen their grip on Group F.

Ahead of the clash, there’s some very positive injury news for Arsenal.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 30: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal and Axel Tuanzebe of Man Utd during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal FC at Old Trafford on September 30, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Bellerin & Tierney set for returns

Unai Emery has confirmed that Kieran Tierney is fit for the clash with Standard Liège on Thursday.

As a result, the Scot will get some minutes on the pitch, having only managed 77 since joining Arsenal from Celtic.

“Thursday is a good opportunity again, because he is ready to play. He will take minutes, he will take confidence and will be able with us to show also his progress,” Emery confirmed, as quoted by Arsenal’s official website. 

“He didn’t play in Manchester because he had a small problem – not important – but the doctor told us that it’s better for him to be here, working alone and preparing for the match tomorrow.”

Emery also confirmed that Hector Bellerin has a chance of playing, but it’s not certain.

The defender had been out for nine months before facing Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup.

“He played with the under-23s for taking confidence and he was doing actions on the pitch to feel good and to repeat them when the level is higher,” Emery continued.

“For example, for tomorrow, we are thinking that it depends on the training that we are going to do now on how he is feeling. But if he is feeling well, then normally, he is going to play.”

 

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