Uk news Kieran Tierney starts for Arsenal as Gunners succeed where Celtic failed MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The Scotland left-back was initially ruled out after coming into close contact with Covid infected Stuart Armstrong.
Breaking News ! Arsenal star Kieran Tierney will start against Manchester City tonight confirming the Gunners success in arguing for early release from quarantine. The left back was initially ruled out for 14 days along with Celtic star Ryan Christie from October 6 and that meant both were expected to miss their games today against Pep Guardiola's side and Rangers respectively. But the Gunners were able to persuade English authorities that their star was not infected after testing. Tierney has also already had the virus before. Celtic tried to ensure Christie would be available for today's 2-0 defeat to Rangers at Celtic Park but they were unable to persuade the Scottish authorities to relax their strict 14 day rules. (Image: SNS Group) A statement from the Scottish government read: “Our national guidance in Scotland is clear - if you are identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, you will be asked to self-isolate immediately for 14 days.” Neil Lennon has detailed his frustration at the situation and said the club had met with "complete resistance" as they attempted to get the all-clear for the player. He said: "Our medical department have spoken to the (Arsenal) club doctor and they have been given the all-clear for Kieran to go ahead.
. "Peter (Lawwell, chief executive) and the board have been pushing this since day one and we have had no clarification, if anything we have just been met with complete resistance so far. "Ryan was devastated. They felt they followed procedures properly and he is probably guilty by association but he has had two tests with us, both negative, and has been for the last week, 10 days.
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"So we have a fit and able player not being allowed to play which we find, if this scenario pans out that Kieran can play, we find that very confusing and we would want answers. "Our preparations have been without Ryan. It would probably be folly to change that now but we would like to have him available for the squad if possible and what we are asking is, if it is OK for one, why is it not okay for the other? "And I think our supporters would like to know that as well."
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