Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he’ll have to wait to see how Kieran Tierney reacts to his latest injury.

The Scotland star has been out of action since last month with injury but it has been hinted he could return to training next week. Steve Clarke’s side return to action next month in World Cup qualifiers.

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Tierney will want to feature in navy blue next month. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Arteta has revealed it’s a knee issue they will need to see what reaction it gives to added intensity: “We have to see how the knee reacts when he starts to get a bit more load.

“He hasn’t had much left but he is very positive at the moment, he is in good spirits and he is desperate to get back in the team and we will see in the next few days, the moment he starts to train with the team and see how he is feeling and how he reacts.

“Well, we didn’t know [how bad it was at first]. At the end of the day when you have pain and you are not comfortable and you are someone like Kieran who does everything 100 miles per hour, you need to be in the right condition.

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Tierney will need to be managed well. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

“When someone like him says it doesn’t feel right and that something is wrong you worry because you know how much he wants it as well.

“He’s in a much better place now, in the last few days he’s feeling better, he’s training, he’s positive, he’s willing to come back early and help the team and hopefully we can have him soon.”

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