Arsenal left-back, Kieran Tierney is close to making a return joining first-team training with boss Mikel Arteta for the first time since the Spaniard took over last December.
A hip injury restricted his playing time at the start of the season and Tierney then broke his shoulder during a West Ham game on 9 December.
Tierney has not featured for Arsenal since undergoing surgery and was expected to be out for three months.
In that time, ex-boss Unai Emery was dismissed, with Arteta taking charge.
But the young left-back is closing on a return and has been taking part in the Gunners' winter training camp in Dubai.
The 22-year-old is set to have an important role to play in Arteta's plans once he gets fully up to speed.
Tierney won't find it easy as he will be facing stiff competition from Sead Kolasinac as he looks to assert himself as Arsenal’s first-choice left-back.
Bukayo Saka has also been seen playing at left-back recently and has impressed, though Tierney's return to fitness could allow the 18-year-old prospect to play in a more advanced role.
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