Arsenal provide injury updates on Tierney, Pepe & Bellerin

Selection problem for Freddie Ljungberg

Arsenal have provided injury updates on Kieran Tierney, Nicolas Pepe, Hector Bellerin & Granit Xhaka ahead of their clash with Standard Liege on Thursday.

The Gunners have struggled in recent weeks, despite parting with Unai Emery.

The Spaniard was sacked after a less than impressive start to the season, with Freddie Ljungberg taking over as interim manager.

But the Swede has also struggled to improve Arsenal’s fortunes.

The Gunners drew with Norwich in their first game with Ljungberg in charge, before losing to Brighton.

Arsenal did pick up their first win in ten games when they beat West Ham on Monday, in what was no doubt a much-needed boost of confidence.

However, that win has certainly taken its toll.

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 09: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his sides second goal with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on December 09, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

A mixed bag of injury news

In an injury report released by Arsenal, the club have provided updates on several players.

Kieran Tierney is the most serious one, with Arsenal confirming that he has dislocated his shoulder.

They claim that the Scot is ‘currently undergoing further assessment and investigations’, but reports suggest he could miss three months.

Nicolas Pepe scored in the win over West Ham, but the Gunners have confirmed that he suffered bruising on his right knee, and will miss the Liege game, potentially Manchester City too.

Granit Xhaka also featured against West Ham, but suffered a concussion.

Arsenal claim that he will miss both the Standard Liege and Manchester City games.

The Gunners also have an update on Hector Bellerin.

They reveal that the Spaniard has a tight hamstring, and will miss the Standard Liege game, while being assessed ahead of Man City.

 

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