Arsenal Injury Updates on Kieran Tierney and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Cedric did a more than admirable job filling in at left-back on the night, working tirelessly and producing a string of delightful cross-field passes. For the first time since he’s been absent, Tierney wasn’t overly missed.
It didn’t feel like that way, but he still is. As the only left footed player for that position other than Saka, the balancing aspect has to be taken into account. Arsenal handled the situation superbly thanks to the Portuguese on Tuesday, although any side without Tierney is inherently weaker.
"“I don’t know [about Tierney]. He wasn’t available against Southampton in the FA Cup, he was injured,” Arteta said. “He’s still injured today. Let’s see how he progresses for the game against Man United.”"
As solid as Cedric was, if Tierney is fit he plays. Nobody argues that. The debate centres around who takes the opposing full-back slot instead. Against one of the best one-on-one right-backs in the country in Aaron Wan-Bissaka, a left footer is imperative to dragging him out wide. Tierney’s remit.
In terms of the captain, the reasons behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang‘s absence are a personal family matter, one the club, players and fans are supporting the striker through. There were gestures from the side in their goal celebrations, which indicate it’s a tough time for the 31-year-old.
"Arteta concluded: “No [there’s no update] but I love how they support each other and how they protect each other. Auba is having a difficult time. We are all behind him and this win is for him.”"
Whatever the situation is we wish him and his family all the best.