Forsythe tips Tierney to return in very good shape

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Shad Forsythe says one positive from Kieran Tierney’s shoulder injury is that the Scot will return to action very fit from a running perspective.

The summer signing from Celtic has endured a frustrating start to life at Arsenal. Surgery to solve a groin problem meant he didn’t make his debut until October and in his 5th Premier League appearance of the season away at West Ham in December he dislocated a shoulder.

The 23-year-old is still undergoing intense rehab to recover from that latest problem but has been training with the first team squad in Dubai during the winter break.

According to Forsythe, giving long-term absentees the chance to travel and live with their teammates is important for morale.

Speaking to Arsenal Player, he said: “A lot of our rehab players are very close, so if you’re looking at Reiss Nelson, at a couple of our new signings, you saw today that a couple them are integrated within the session, so the more we can get them in and around the team, the better.

“We also have Kieran Tierney who is rehabbing a shoulder injury so there are quite a few things Kieran can do with the team, with the ball as long as he’s not really in contact right now, so it’s really important to bring all the players that we can to be here together as well.

“The great thing, if there ever is a great thing about having a shoulder injury versus a lower limb injury in football is that we run.

“Kieran’s probably going to come back in very, very fit and very in shape from a running perspective because he’s been going tonnes of running or different patterns, ball work, things for his position specifically and also talking to Mikel and the coaches and building things that’ll have him ready to step in and perform in his position.”

Forsythe also touched on the importance of the Premier League introducing a winter break.

“This time of the season after the intense Christmas period and January cup competition is a time to repair, recover, reload and get your players on the brink of being fully fit.

“Obviously, Calum won’t be back until next season and a bit of freshness into the team and a couple of new signings as well, and I think it’s going to be valuable for that final push moving forward to the end of the season.”

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Ben Edwards
Ben Edwards
13 days ago

Yes, hopefully he just requires a couple of games to get match fit and can help us with Europa and a top 6 push

Football is an Arteta
Football is an Arteta
13 days ago

How foresightful!

Ashish Mann
Ashish Mann
12 days ago

I love what u did there.

Artetas Assistant
Artetas Assistant
12 days ago
Reply to  Ashish Mann

Your girl must love you, so easily impressed

WGABFG
WGABFG
12 days ago

This Winter break is worse than an unterlull… dying.

Samu
Samu
12 days ago
Reply to  WGABFG

lol I miss the lads too, can’t wait to see that extra bit of work Arteta has had with them, its nice to face an opposition with equal rest instead of having the mid week game while they got a full week to prepare against us

Maniac
Maniac
12 days ago
Reply to  WGABFG

Certainly better than players coming back tired and injured from international games that count for nothing.

Wilsheres Middle Finger
Wilsheres Middle Finger
12 days ago
Reply to  WGABFG

I dislike national team qualifying and friendly games that much that I’m rather enjoying the football free break.

Longbow
Longbow
12 days ago
Reply to  WGABFG

As a fan it can be quite annoying, but Arteta and the players need this break more than anyone. In this season’s case another week off would have been nice as well.

Victor Lin
Victor Lin
12 days ago

I feel for Calum. He was almost there to be our regular CB and this injury happens to him. Hopefully he will be back stronger than before.

I AM GOONER
I AM GOONER
12 days ago
Reply to  Victor Lin

‘Tierney’ is Keiran and ‘Chambers’ is Calum.

Anders Limpar
Anders Limpar
12 days ago
Reply to  Victor Lin

Watching the Bayern v RBL game and we didn’t half dodge a bullet with Boateng,He is ridiculously slow, and seems to throw his foot at anything without any thinking!

Santori
Santori
12 days ago
Reply to  Anders Limpar

No but we should have sunk the money and bought Upamecano.

StockholmGooner
StockholmGooner
12 days ago
Reply to  Santori

Yea because Leipzig were selling. Him for peanuts and he totes want to go from a bundesliga title fight and cl team to arsenal..

Rich
Rich
12 days ago

Tierney’s injuries over the last few years are a worry.

But from the little I’ve seen, he’s been impressive, he’s got really good delivery, he’s good on the ball, and looks to have plenty of heart and character
Getting Bellerin + Tierney playing regularly, would give us a real lift.

The full back positions have been a big issue for us over the last 13 months, hopefully we find some stability there soon.

Richie
12 days ago

A Brucie bonus from Forsythe.

Guendouzi_Balon_D'Or
Guendouzi_Balon_D'Or
12 days ago

da da da da da KIEREN TIERNEY! da da da da da

I AM GOONER
I AM GOONER
12 days ago

I hope so, I do love Tierney and not just cos of his thighs. What a gentleman! Best left back in the country.

EL_chykes
EL_chykes
12 days ago

Those thigh muscles though 👏👏👏

Vonnie
Vonnie
12 days ago

Tierney had played a lot of games for such a young player, maybe this time out will be good for him in the long run and set him up for an injury free season next year, here’s hoping.

Santori
Santori
12 days ago

Tierney was OK. Hardly the ‘masterclass’ some people prefer to dream of. BUT a welcome addition for sure.

Kolasinac has been excellent going forward for us and made a huge impact when available.

…defensively, BOTH Tierney and Kolasinac had issues.
BUT that’s symptomatic of issues further up the pitch as well bc Aubameyang was not doing enough off ball till Arteta came in.

Santori
Santori
12 days ago

Nabil Fekir….versus Barca.

Shot at Lenglet’s arm…penalty Canales coverts.

Plus goal just before the half.

17m to Betis just saying…

jack jack jack
jack jack jack
12 days ago

Going to comment again about how annoying the green “please comment” thing is! Apologies to all, but I cannot help myself.