Breaking: Kieran Tierney to miss Arsenal Manchester City clash due to Scotland COVID case

Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney must isolate for 14 days, ruling him out of the Gunners’ Premier League match against Manchester City, after coming into close contact with a COVID-positive team-mate on international duty.

Scotland international Stuart Armstrong has been diagnosed with coronavirus, the Scottish FA confirmed, and Tierney’s close proximity to the midfielder means he began a two week period of self-isolation from yesterday.

A statement said: “The Scottish FA has been informed that Stuart Armstrong has returned a positive test for COVID-19.

“The midfielder returned a negative test for COVID-19 on arrival at Oriam on Monday but the supplementary UEFA test returned a positive result this morning.

“Stuart will self-isolate for 10 days from the date of the test – Tuesday, 6 October – and will now be unavailable for the forthcoming international matches.

“All other members of the squad have returned negative results. However, the Lothian Health Protection Team have identified two players and two members of the backroom staff as close contacts. As a consequence, Kieran Tierney and Ryan Christie – along with one physiotherapist and one masseur – will require to self-isolate for 14 days as of yesterday, and will also miss the forthcoming matches. “

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