• Defender out for up to six weeks after ligament damage
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Arsenal have been dealt a significant blow by news that Kieran Tierney will be absent for up to six weeks with a knee ligament injury, meaning he could miss the rest of the season.

Tierney was replaced shortly before half-time in the 3-0 defeat by Liverpool on Saturday and the problem was duly diagnosed in his left knee. He will not require surgery and Arsenal expect him back in full training by the middle of next month. That should ensure he is available for any Europa League final on 26 May, but leaves his participation before that in significant doubt.

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