Arsenal are in talks with Scottish football management to find an agreement which would allow left back Kieran Tierney to feature in their EPL clash this weekend, despite having been in contact with his international teammate Armstrong who has tested positive of Covid19.
According to reports from @ESPNFC Arsenal have lobbied the Scottish government to release Tierney, submitting photographic evidence that shows he was sitting further away than the socially distancing requirement of two metres when playing computer games in a hotel room with Armstrong during the international break.
Armstrong who tested positive for Covid19 was in the same room with Arsenal’s left back prior to his testing positive of the Virus. Ordinarily Tierney will have to self isolate for at least 10 days, and this would rule the 23-year-old left back out of the English Premier league action against Manchester City this weekend.
However Arsenal has not given up on persuading the Scottish government to release Tierney. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta also confirmed today in his pre match conference that he hopes Tierney would be allowed to play this weekend.
Tierney has been an integral part of the Arsenal team since his switch to the Emirates stadium last season from Celtic. He is Arsenal’s first choice left back and his ability to roam up and down the left flanks during game is very essential to Arsenal.