Unai Emery will soon have more options at the back after opening the new season with a few injury worries as the Gunners look to secure a return to the Champions League.

Arsenal made a number of new signings during the summer transfer window and all of them have managed to make their debuts for the club, except one man.

Kieran Tierney is still waiting to make his first appearance in an Arsenal shirt, due to an injury he was carrying from Celtic as he moved to the Emirates stadium.

The left-back is still nursing a groin problem, but according to a claim by Football.London, there are talks around London Colney that he is set to make a return to action ‘ahead of schedule’.

Tierney was not expected to be back on the pitch until October, but the young defender is reportedly on course to play for the Gunners sooner than expected.

The new Arsenal left-back has been tipped for a bright future and the fact that Sead Kolasinac and Nacho Monreal are not consistent names on the teamsheet could see Tierney seize a spot in the starting eleven when he returns.

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