A big talking point finally had a conclusion on Saturday night as Arsenal and Scotland star Kieran Tierney exited self-isolation.

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Tierney featured. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

He couldn’t help guide the Gunners to victory as they lost 1-0 on their travels to Manchester City, a goal from Raheem Sterling separating the sides.

Perhaps one of the big talking points leading up to this was whether Arsenal would have Tierney to call upon.

During the international break, Stuart Armstrong tested positive for Covid-19 in the Scotland camp, the left-back and Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie entering self-isolation as a consequence of this.


But with follow-up tests coming back negative and speculation over whether Tierney has different rules as he has already tested positive for the virus in the past, Arsenal pushed for his weekend involvement.

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Got his shot. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

It was unclear whether they would get their wish but eventually Mikel Arteta’s side would, the Scotland international playing every minute of the 1-0 defeat.

Scots boss Steve Clarke will hope to call upon Tierney next month as the national team face a huge match against Serbia to qualify for Euro 2020.

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