Kieran Tierney has pulled out of the Scotland squad for their October Interlull clashes with Russia and San Marino on the advice of the Arsenal medical team, according to The Scotsman.
The left-back made his comeback from a long-term groin problem in last week’s 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest and had, after training on Sunday, been expected to make Monday’s trip to Manchester United only to be left in London.
The former Celtic man lasted 77 minutes in the Carabao Cup and appeared to come through the occasion unscathed, however, the decision to pull out of Interlull matches that aren’t for another nine days does raise questions as to whether he’s suffered a setback in his recovery. Tierney hasn’t played for his country since the 2-1 loss in Israel almost a year ago.
The Gunners are likely to provide an update on the fitness of the first team squad tomorrow ahead of Thursday’s Europa League game with Standard Liege at the Emirates. Here’s hoping this is just a precaution.