Former Celtic defender Kieran Tierney is back fighting fit for new club Arsenal, according to the Sun.
The Scotland international is returning to full training after a groin injury and double hernia operation.
There are suggestions that the 22-year-old will debut for the Gunners at the end of the month. It’s been hard to take for a lot of fans, but now seeing Tierney in a full match will hurt more.
Kieran Tierney closing in on first match since Celtic exit
Tierney is joining defensive teammate Hector Bellerin in first team training.
The duo have been forming a partnership as casualties during their rehab.
Tierney hasn’t played since a 0-3 win at Aberdeen at the beginning of May this year. He didn’t manage the full 90 minutes and was replaced by Jonny Hayes just under an hour.
Tierney isn’t going to be ready for this weekend’s tie or perhaps the next but he is close. The Sun are reporting that the treble treble winner could make it for the Europa League match against Standard Liege.
If Tierney is thrown in at the deep end then Hoops fans know he will fit in seamlessly. The left-back has played many European matches in his career and has stellar fitness.
He will want to play every game and prove himself to the Arsenal faithful early doors.
Questions over Scotland star’s injury worries
Back when Tierney and Arsenal were closely courting each other, some fans were asking when he was coming back to play.
Neil Lennon told reporters at the beginning of August that he was one week from playing. Over a month later and Tierney is still on the crocks list with his new team.
Was Lennon trying his best to get the big money move over the line? Or are Arsenal treading carefully with their new man and making sure he won’t be out longer?
Nobody will really know the truth but every fan has their own opinion on the saga.