Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney has limped off injured in their English Premier League match with Chelsea ahead of Scotland’s World Cup 2022 qualifiers next month.

Scotland head coach Steve Clarke is due to select his squad for matches against Denmark, Moldova and Austria this week, likely this Tuesday. Tierney started for Arsenal against Chelsea but he has suffered an injury.

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A concerning moment. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The defender appeared to be clutching his groin area and despite his best efforts to try and run it off, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta had to substitute him midway through the second half.

It’s a blow for Clarke after seeing captain Andy Robertson return to Liverpool’s squad this weekend following ankle ligament damage. Fellow defender Andy Considine is already out with a knee injury.

There is also a predicament in the goalkeeper department. Number one David Marshall has been relegated to third choice at Derby County and debate is ongoing over who is named in that department. Motherwell’s Liam Kelly and St Johnstone’s Zander Clark have been suggested by many ahead of Clarke’s announcement.

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