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Arsenal Boss Unai Emery Reveals He Advised Kieran Tierney to Pull Out of Scotland Squad

Arsenal Boss Unai Emery Reveals He Advised Kieran Tierney to Pull Out of Scotland Squad

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed he asked Kieran Tierney to pull out of the latest Scotland squad, as the left-back continues to regain full fitness.

Tierney has made just one competitive appearance since making his £25 million transfer to North London from Celtic after undergoing a double hernia operation, and he was omitted from Steve Clarke latest international squad to face Russia and San Marino later this month.

After playing more than 70 minutes against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup last midweek, Tierney was expected to play some part in the Premier League match against Manchester United on Monday evening but didn’t even make the bench, and Emery has said via the BBC: “We are thinking it is not the moment to work with Scotland.

“The doctor told us it is better to be here preparing for the next match.”

“We are taking precautions. He didn’t play in Manchester because he had a small problem – not important – but the doctor told us that it’s better for him to be here, working alone.

“Thursday is a good opportunity, because he is ready to play.

“He will take minutes, he will take confidence and will be able to show his progress.”

What do you think of Emery’s comments, and his overall rationale?

Of course, Scotland have the left-back position pretty well covered, with Liverpool star Andy Robertson the first-choice in that area, but surely we need all the good players we can get, especially in defence?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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