Kieran Tierney: Scotland & Arsenal defender faces four to six weeks out

Kieran Tierney was forced off injured in Arsenal's 3-0 loss to Liverpool
Kieran Tierney was forced off injured in Arsenal's 3-0 loss to Liverpool

Arsenal have eased fears over Kieran Tierney's availability for Euro 2020 by confirming the Scotland defender does not require knee surgery.

The 23-year-old is set to return to full training in four to six weeks, but could miss the rest of the club season.

Concerns were raised when Tierney went off injured in the first half of the 3-0 loss to Liverpool on Saturday.

He sustained ligament damage, Arsenal confirmed, but is due to return around a month before Scotland's opener.

"We will have to go day by day, when we get close and depending how he's feeling, we will make that decision," said Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta when asked if Tierney's campaign was over.

"He is keen to play for us again this season and obviously his country in the Euros."

Tierney started all three of Scotland's recent World Cup qualifiers - contributing three assists in the 4-0 rout of the Faroe Islands - and is integral to Steve Clarke's plans.

Co-hosts Scotland begin their first finals in 23 years against the Czech Republic at Hampden on 14 June. They face England at Wembley four days later and round off their Group D campaign at home to Croatia on 22 June.

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