Scotland defender Kieran Tierney has avoided injury after a scare at the weekend, English Premier League club Arsenal have confirmed.

Tierney hobbled out of a 2-0 Arsenal defeat to Chelsea with a thigh injury. Scotland head coach Steve Clarke is set to announce his squad for World Cup 2022 qualifiers next month this afternoon.

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There was a scare in the Arsenal game on Sunday. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

An Arsenal statement reads: “Kieran has returned to full training after suffering from cramps in his thigh on Sunday.”

Clarke will be without Andy Considine after the Aberdeen defender picked up a knee injury. There is also a dilemma in the goalkeeper department, with number one David Marshall now number three at English Championship side Derby County.


Tierney has passed his fitness test with Arsenal while Scotland captain Andy Robertson returned to the Liverpool squad on Saturday against Burnley. He suffered an ankle injury earlier this month.

Scotland face Denmark, Moldova and Austria as the nation bids to reach its first World Cup since 1998 in Qatar next winter.

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