Unai Emery confirms Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin will miss Arsenal’s clash with Watford

Unai Emery confirms Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin will miss Arsenal’s clash with Watford Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 13 Sep 2019 2:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares Comment Emery’s side travel to Vicarage Road on Sunday (Picture: Getty)Despite injury scares during the international break, Emery confirmed that both Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka are ‘ready’ to face Watford.However, Rob Holding must wait for his chance in the first-team as he continues his recovery from a cruciate knee ligament injury.‘[Holding] earned matches with U23s,’ Emery said.‘With more minutes with U23 he can be closer to give us his performance.‘At the moment we are working with three centre-backs, thinking on Sunday, now four. Rob is now the five, [Konstantinos] Mavropanos the sixth.’What will the result be at Vicarage Road?Watford win0%Draw0%Arsenal win0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling is better than Neymar, reckons Jamie Carragher Arsenal full-backs Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin are closing in on their returns (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Unai Emery has confirmed that neither Kieran Tierney nor Hector Bellerin will be ready to feature against Watford.Tierney is yet to play a single minute for Arsenal following his £25million move from Celtic on transfer deadline day, but the 22-year-old left-back returned to training alongside Bellerin this week.The Scotland international has been out of action since May after undergoing a double hernia operation and a knee injury further complicated his rehabilitation.Bellerin, meanwhile, has been sidelined after sustaining cruciate knee ligament injury during the Gunners’ 2-2 draw with Chelsea back in January.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEmery claims that Tierney and Bellerin have trained ‘normally’ but neither will be available for this weekend’s clash with Watford at the Vicarage Road.AdvertisementAdvertisementAsked whether either Tierney or Bellerin are ready to return, Emery replied: ‘Not yet. It depends on their progress for the next weeks.‘Maybe we can decide to play at the beginning with the U23s, to be ready with us.‘Maybe if they play with the U23s they can take confidence and then after play with us 100 per cent.’ Advertisement

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