Blow for Arsenal as key defender target suffers injury set back

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Arsenal FC are seeking to bolster their somewhat weak defensive setup and are linked with a move for Scotland defender, Kieran Tierney.

The Gunners, who had earlier submitted two transfer bids for Tierney and were rejected by Celtic are planning to submit a third bid worth £25 million for the Scottish defender.

However, coach Neil Lennon in a statement has raised issues over Tierney’s injury. The left-back defender is undergoing recovery from a double hernia operation and also from a hip injury.

Another report hinted that the left-back has been having pain in his stomach and around his groin whenever he kicks a ball.

Celtic manager, Lennon in his  statement said Tierney ‘‘is still injured and he’s rehabbing.

“He had a double hernia and he still has the Osteitis pubis problem so it’s a slow burner that one.

The coach added that the Scottish defender is not 100 percent at the moment. This statement alone is enough to make Arsenal lose interest in Keiran.

It is yet to be known if the Gunners will still carry on the transfer for Tierney but they should be careful as not to sign a player who would always be an injury concern when he arrives at the Emirates stadium.

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