Arsenal fans have taken to social media and are reacting to the news that Kieran Tierney could miss the clash against Manchester City after the international break.
This is because he has begun a two-week period of self-isolation from yesterday [October 6] after coming into close contact with a COVID-positive team-mate on international duty.
The Scottish FA have confirmed Stuart Armstrong has been diagnosed with coronavirus, and Tierney’s close proximity to the midfielder means he is set to miss the trip to Man City on October 17.
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“The Scottish FA has been informed that Stuart Armstrong has returned a positive test for COVID-19,” a statement reads.
“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.”
As expected, this news has garnered a massive response from Arsenal fans.
Take a look at what’s been said on Twitter…
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