Arsenal ‘Head of Performance’ Shad Forsythe has said that Kieran Tierney will be coming back fitter, faster and stronger after his shoulder injury.

Tierney dislocated his shoulder against West Ham back in December and has only played in five Premier League games since arriving from Celtic in the summer. Tierney has been pictured running at the Arsenal training camp in Dubai prompting rumours that he’s close to a return, originally scheduled for March.

Forsythe said via The Standard:

“The great thing, if there ever is a great thing about having a shoulder injury versus a lower limb injury in football is that we run. Kieran’s probably going to come back in very, very fit and very in shape from a running perspective because he’s been going tonnes of running or different patterns, ball work, things for his position specifically.”

Along with Tierney’s impressive recovery, it’s also thought that Reiss Nelson is on the mend and could potentially be back for the Newcastle game this coming Sunday afternoon following the two weeks off we were gifted by the FA and their crazy mid-season break initiative. Once Nelson and Tierney are back, it will just leave Calum Chambers as the only player missing through injury from Mikel Arteta’s squad following his recent ACL surgery.