David Ornstein provides injury update on Kieran Tierney

The Athletic’s David Ornstein has provided an update on Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney, who has been out of action since early December after dislocating his shoulder.

The Scotland international has endured a frustrating debut season with the Gunners, where he has been hampered by a couple of injuries and that has restricted him to just 11 appearances in all competitions.

Arsenal have already confirmed that the left-back will return to regular training next month and Ornstein believes the 22-year-old won’t be available for selection until mid-to-late March.

Tierney has already started his outdoor training after a successful surgery for the dislocated shoulder but it appears that the club won’t take any risks by rushing him back onto the playing field.

Bukayo Saka, who picked up a knock at Burnley, has been the regular choice at left-back with Sead Kolasinac injured over the past few weeks but the latter should return ahead of the Newcastle United clash this month.

Aside from Kolasinac, winter loan signings Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares could be available for selection, provided they are able to meet the fitness levels demanded by manager Mikel Arteta.

Mari is currently going through a pre-season routine with the Gunners, considering he has had no competitive action since Flamengo’s Club World Cup final defeat to Liverpool in December.

Soares, on the other hand, is building up his fitness after overcoming a minor knee injury sustained when playing for Southampton against Crystal Palace in January.

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