Arsenal news: Emery gives Tierney and Bellerin injury updates after Bournemouth win | Football | Sport


Arsenal boss Unai Emery has updated fans on the injury progress made by Kieran Tierney, Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding after seeing his side go third in the Premier League table.

David Luiz netted what turned out to be the only goal of the game with his first for the north London side after moving from Chelsea in the summer, with Tierney and Holding staying on the bench while Bellerin was not involved.

All three started and impressed against Standard Liege on Thursday in the Europa League as Arsenal cruised to a 4-0 victory, and Emery knows that two of the trio are nearly ready for domestic action.

Emery said: “Kieran [Tierney] and Rob [Holding] are closer to playing.

“I think Rob Holding can play 90 minutes with a good performance.

“Now we are also working with David Luiz and Sokratis, but really, I am very happy.

“He is going to have a chance to play a lot of matches.

“Kieran Tierney is closer to us, he played on Thursday and today he was on the bench if we needed him.

“Hector Bellerin needs a little more time, more matches and more training.

“This international break is going to be important for him.

“I think he will be closer to starting for us in the next matches in the Premier League.”

Next up for Arsenal is a trip to play Sheffield United on October 21 after the international break, and their Spanish boss knows that there is still work to be done despite their impressive league position.

He told BBC Sport: “I’m very happy with the result and the first half.

“We controlled the match and played with a high level, taking chances and scored from a corner.

“We also didn’t concede chances to them and pressed well up the pitch.

“The second half we wanted to keep more of the ball, but they started pushing and maybe we lost our confidence and didn’t do the work like we were in the first half.”

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