Arsenal blow as Arteta unsure if Kieran Tierney will play again this season & Martin Odegaard needs assessing ahead of Slavia Prague

Arsenal vs Slavia Prague

Following their 3-0 drubbing vs Liverpool last weekend, Arsenal’s 2020/21 Premier League season is all but over.

The Gunners are 10th in the English top-flight, a full seven points off 6th and 10 points adrift of 4th with just eight outings left to play.

So, if they want to salvage their campaign and secure some form of European football next term, the Europa League is now likely their best option.

The north Londoners have been drawn against Czech outfit Slavia Prague in the quarter-finals.

At first glance, many may assume that this is a fairly easy draw for Arsenal.

However, Slavia Prague have been decent in Europe this campaign and have already knocked Leicester – who sit 3rd in the PL – out of this competition.

Mikel Arteta on Tierney & Odegaard

Ahead of Thursday’s game, Mikel Arteta spoke to the media on Wednesday.

When doing so, Arteta provided updates on a number of players.

Kieran Tierney picked up an injury in the aforementioned loss to Liverpool and Arsenal have since confirmed that the full-back is expected to be out for 4-6 weeks.

And when speaking about Tierney on Wednesday, Arteta was unsure if the Scotsman will play for them again this season:

I don’t know. We’ll have to go day by day and see how the knee is reacting. On Tierney playing at the Euros: Again it will depend how things evolve in the next few weeks. He’s so keen to play for us before the end of the season.

As for Martin Odegaard, the Spaniard stated that the midfielder needs to be assessed ahead of Slavia Prague as he has been carrying an injury since the international break:

We will assess him today how he’s feeling. He’s been carrying an injury for the last few days since he got injured with the national team.

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