There is a boost for Steve Clarke and Scotland as Kieran Tierney looks to have overcome a hip problem ahead of Liverpool v Arsenal on Monday night.
The Gunners face a Liverpool side looking to build on their good start to the season. It’s also a battle between Scotland’s finest footballers at the moment as left-backs Andy Robertson and Tierney face off.
It looked like it may not have happened this time last week. Prior to Arsenal’s match with West Ham, their Scotland international was withdrawn from the starting XI with a hip problem.
Whilst boss Mikel Arteta confirmed after the match it was nothing serious, Tierney did miss Carabao Cup success over Leicester City midweek.
Arsenal have confirmed though that the left-back has returned to full training. A statement reads: “Tight left groin before West Ham United (h) on Saturday, September 19. Now back in full training.”
It’s good news for Steve Clarke with potentially two massive games for Scotland on the horizon. First they will meet Israel on October 8 in a Euro 2020 play-off semi-final, before then meeting either Norway or Serbia for a spot at next summer’s tournament.
Having Tierney fit will be key for Clarke’s efforts.