Arsenal are scheduled to tackle Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park within the 2022/23 Premier League opener on Friday, August 5. Forward of the encounter, the Gunners have obtained encouraging information that left-back Kieran Tierney is match after recovering from knee surgical procedure.
Tierney has been sidelined since March 31 resulting from a knee damage, which pressured him out of the second half of the 2021-22 marketing campaign. The defender’s restoration has gone nicely and his latest announcement suggests he’s now totally match and ready to get again on the pitch.
“I’m prepared. I’m good to go,” the Scotsman mentioned throughout an interview with Chris Sutton on The Day by day Mail.
“I went to a coaching camp in Marbella in the summertime and labored there for 10 days to get match, me and the sports activities scientists and physios and some others.
“In a tragic means, I do know my means round an damage now. Nevertheless it positively doesn’t get any simpler,” the left-back added.
Kieran Tierney is at present one of many key figures in Mikel Arteta’s protection on the Emirates Stadium. Final season, the 25-year-old made 25 appearances for the Premier League giants throughout all competitions, recording three objectives and one help to his title.
This time period, nonetheless, he’ll face stern competitors for the left-back spot following the arrival of Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester Metropolis this summer time.
It stays to be seen how the 2 gamers will go up towards one another for the beginning spot.
Arsenal’s subsequent 5 EPL video games after Crystal Palace
After taking over the Eagles away from residence right this moment, Arsenal will host Leicester Metropolis on the Emirates Stadium of their subsequent recreation earlier than touring to Bournemouth to play their third recreation of the league season.
They will then lock horns with Fulham and Aston Villa of their subsequent two video games earlier than their first massive fixture of the season on Matchday 6, which they will play towards Manchester United at Outdated Trafford.
Mikel Arteta’s males will certainly be hoping to get the marketing campaign kicked off on the entrance foot. Solely time will inform if they will be capable of make a robust assertion heading into the time period.
Paul Merson has predicted all of the GW 1 fixtures of the Premier League. Extra particulars proper right here