Tierney unlikely to be available for the game against Manchester City

Kieran Tierney is unlikely to be available for Arsenal’s game against Manchester City this weekend as he is currently in self-isolation after being in close contact with Scotland teammate Stuart Armstrong who tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Sam Dean of the Telegraph.

Arsenal are trying to find a way for the 23 year old to be in contention for a place in the squad this weekend but their efforts will probably fail and Arteta is likely to be without one of his key defenders. Tierney has tested negative for COVID-19 and is said to be very frustrated about having to self-isolate as he adhered to all social distancing rules. 

The Portuguese players who are returning to England after completing their international duty will not have to self-isolate even though their captain Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for the coronavirus. Reports in Portugal indicated that they would all have to be in quarantine for 14 days after arriving in England but their clubs have been given assurances by the national team’s medical staff that this will not be the case. 

It is understood that unlike Tierney, the Portuguese players were never in close contact with Ronaldo indoors and so will not need to take any extra precautions. They have all been tested and their next game against Sweden will go ahead as planned. 

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