KIERAN TIERNEY is set to end three months of injury hell for Arsenal TODAY.
SunSport understands the £25 million left-back has come through a strenuous rehabilitation following knee surgery in April.
That ruled him out of all four of Scotland’s games last month – especially the World Cup play-off semi-final against Ukraine which was a hammer blow for him and Steve Clarke as we suffered a crushing defeat.
It was also a sickener for Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta as his side’s push for a Champions League place crumbled.
Now, however, the ex-Celtic star – Scottish football’s record sale in 2019 – has been pencilled in for a comeback in Arsenal’s friendly against Nurnberg in Germany.
Arteta hopes to give him at least part of the game but will make a final check on Tierney earlier in the day to be sure of his readiness.
Meanwhile, former Celtic striker Karamoko Dembele has opened up about his departure from the club.
The ex-Parkhead starlet reckons Ange Postecoglou didn’t like the way he played – and that’s why he found opportunities hard to come by.
Dembele made just one appearance for the Hoops last season and left at the end of his contract.
He’s been snapped up by French side Brest and will be plying his trade in Ligue 1 next season.
Speaking in an interview in France, Dembele said: “I think the manager didn’t really like the way I played or saw something that was missing in my game.
“But I am here to prove what I can do. I am not sure why it didn’t work out. But that is God’s plan.
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