Arsenal are seeking ‘clarification’ after their man Kieran Tierney was forced to self-isolate following a positive COVID-19 test in the Scotland camp.

Prior to the nation’s huge match with Israel in UEFA Euro 2020 play-off action, Southampton’s Stuart Armstrong received a positive virus diagnosis after a routine round of testing.

It lead to key members of the backroom staff plus Arsenal man Tierney and Celtic’s Ryan Christie having to self-isolate for 14 days as per the track and trace protocols.


But Tierney has since tested negative for the virus, leading to questions over whether he can or can’t return to action. At present, he will miss Arsenal’s huge match with Manchester City next Saturday.

The Gunners have issued a statement in the wake of  Tierney’s isolation order. Whilst respectful of the guidelines that must be followed, Arsenal are currently looking at the options available to them with regards to their star left-back’s situation.

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Tierney could miss Arsenal’s match with Manchester City in the Premier League. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Our defender Kieran Tierney and Celtic player Ryan Christie – along with one physiotherapist and one masseur – have been advised they will require to self-isolate for 14 days as of Tuesday, October 8,” it reads.

“Our medical team have confirmed that Kieran was socially distant at all times from the player who tested positive and has broken no rules regarding COVID-19 protocols.

“We are currently seeking further advice and clarification of the details.”

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