After their first Premier League match, Arsenal has found themselves in a bit of a precarious position at the back.
Jurrien Timber’s anterior cruciate ligament injury will keep him out of the Gunners for an extended amount of time.
The injury was sustained by the Arsenal defender during Saturday’s win over Nottingham Forest at the Emirates Stadium.
Timber left the pitch in the 50th minute after suffering an injury in the first half but returned for the second.
The summer addition for Arsenal is currently scheduled for surgery and, according to rumors, might miss a significant amount of the season.
In light of this, the Gunners might consider sending in reinforcements to cover for Timber.
Keeping the books balanced
Arsenal will also need to consider potential trades for players who have fallen in the standings.
Kieran Tierney is one of them. Formerly one of the first names on Mikel Arteta’s teamsheet, the full-back is now a backup.
After being left out of Arsenal’s matchday squad versus Forest, speculation regarding the £110,000 per week employee’s future has been more intense.
The current state of play involving Tierney, Arsenal, and potential suitors Newcastle United has been updated by TEAMtalk.
According to the report, the Gunners do not want to loan the Scotland international abroad. Evidently, they prefer to make money off of him.
Edu is said to be “more open than ever” to selling Tierney. He could use the money from his sale to bring in cover for Timber.
Meanwhile, the Magpies would apparently prefer to sign the Arsenal player on loan so as to comply with FFP regulations.