Tierney, Torreira, Kolasinac – Arsenal injury latest and expected return dates
Arsenal could be without Lucas Torreira for an extended period of time after he fractured his right ankle in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Portsmouth.
The Uruguayan, as well as Sead Kolasinac, is now set to join Calum Chambers as a long-term absentee for Mikel Arteta , but there is good news surrounding Cedric Soares and Kieran Tierney.
The Gunners sit eight point behind fourth placed Chelsea with a game in hand as the season reaches the last few months, but fifth could be enough for Champions League football if Manchester City’s ban is confirmed.
Arteta’s side no longer have to worry about the Europa League having been knocked out by Olympiakos, and are safely through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup having beat Portsmouth 2-0 earlier this week.
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Tierney has been out of action since he left the pitch against West Ham in December with a shoulder injury.
However, Arteta has revealed that the Scot returned to full training on Thursday and he could play some part in their upcoming fixtures against West Ham and Manchester City.
The former Celtic defender has only made 11 appearances for his new club after his £25m summer move, with Bukayo Saka performing well in his absence.
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The Gunners confirmed on Thursday that Torreira has indeed fractured his right ankle, and could face a long spell on the treatment table.
The club have confirmed that they are awaiting further specialist reviews that will determine a recovery plan for the midfielder, which comes as a big blow to Arteta who will see his side play four times over the next two weeks.
Torreira had made 25 appearances in all competitions so far this season, but could now be out of action for the rest of the campaign.
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Cedric Soares & Sead Kolasinac
Kolasinac suffered a serious shoulder injury during the recent win over Everton and he sent a message to fans over his condition this week.
He said: “Thanks for all your messages. Hope to be back soon! Further specialist assessments are needed…”
Cedric is yet to make his Arsenal debut after joining from Southampton, but he is set to do so in the next few weeks having return to full training.
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