Arsenal manager Unai Emery has moved to allay fears that Kieran Tierney might have suffered a fresh injury after he missed the 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Monday.
Tierney, who was acquired from Celtic in the summer, made a successful recovery and played for the first time in the Carabao win over Nottingham Forest last week, but missed the clash against United following a minor discomfort.
Speaking ahead of Thursday's Europa League clash, Emery indicated the 22-year-old is okay, and might be in line for some minutes against Standard Liege.
“I asked Kieran yesterday because we are waiting first for him to be with us consistently playing and after his injuries each step is important,” said Emery.
“For example he didn’t play in Manchester because he had some small problem, not important, but the doctor told us it is better to be here working alone and preparing for tomorrow’s match [against Standard Liege] and if we here are with him taking precaution then it is also important for the national team.
Hector Bellerin, who also made a return in the Carabao match since suffering a serious injury in January is also expected to feature in the match.
“Bellerin is the same [as Tierney] but with a small difference because his injury left him out for more time,” said Emery.
“We are going to train now, see how is he feeling, but if he is feeling well tomorrow normally he is going to play,
The Gunners are at the top of their group after seeing off Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 in the opening match of the group.
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