Tierney, Ozil and Mustafi – Latest Arsenal injury news and return dates ahead of Man City

The international break is in full swing, with many of Arsenal’s players away with their national sides.

When they return, the Gunners face a daunting trip to face Manchester City.

Arsenal have enjoyed an impressive start to the season with three wins from their opening four fixtures.

The most recent victory was a hard-fought 2-1 success over Sheffield United thanks to goals from Bukayo Saka and Nicolas Pepe.

Arteta will be wanting his side to show the same resilience, determination and desire to make it back-to-back Premier League wins.

With that in mind, here is the latest injury news for the Gunners going into the game with City.

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Kieran Tierney

Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney has been advised to self-isolate for 14 days 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.

Tierney’s isolation appears set to rule him out of Arsenal’s Premier League game against Manchester City on September 18.

But the Gunners released a statement on Wednesday, to clarify their position.

Arsenal said: “Our medical team have confirmed that Kieran was socially distant at all times from the player who tested positive and has broken no rules regarding Covid-19 protocols.

“We are currently seeking further advice and clarification of the details.”

Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil has been left out of all of Arsenal’s matchday squads so far.

It’s understood the move is down to tactics, rather than the German international having any sort of injury though.

He is, therefore, in contention for the City game if called upon.

Pablo Mari

The Spanish defender remains sidelined with an injury to his left ankle.

He picked up…