Arsenal have confirmed that new boy Kieran Tierney will not start training with the first team for up to six weeks due to his ongoing recovery from a double hernia operation earlier this summer.
The Gunners were well aware of his fitness situation before signing the 22-year-old from Celtic and he had no issues completing his medical at London Colney yesterday.
An update from the Arsenal medical team sees Tierney’s injury described as a groin problem and they state he’ll continue to receive treatment before integrating into full training in 4-6 weeks time.
When you consider he’s not had a pre-season, we could be deep into October before he makes his Arsenal debut. It’s not ideal given we’ve splashed £25 million on him, but we’ve taken a long-term view and still have Sead Kolasinac and Nacho Monreal to count on.
David Luiz has been passed fit for the opening weekend of the season, but there are issues with other members of the squad.