Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney provides fitness update after return to league action/Arteta confirms Holding will miss ‘a few days’

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Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney provides fitness update after return to league action/Arteta confirms Holding will miss ‘a few days’

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Sunday’s marquee Premier League clash saw Arsenal play host to Manchester City.

City of course headed into the tie viewed as clear favourites.

The Sky Blues began the day 10 points clear atop the Premier League table, on the back of a 17-game winning run across all competitions.

Arsenal, on the other hand, have been in fairly patchy form of late, having managed just one win in five.

The Gunners, in turn, sat down in 10th spot ahead of kick-off, and really needed three points if they hoped to keep up with the Europe-chasing pack.

However, when all was said and done at the Emirates, it was City who came away with all three points.

Pep Guardiola’s men took the lead inside two minutes, when Riyad Mahrez floated a lovely cross into Raheem Sterling, who peeled away from Rob Holding to head the visitors in front:

To Arsenal’s credit, though, after weathering the early storm from the Citizens, they grew into the tie, and managed to keep the visitors out.

However, the north Londoners were unable to break down City’s backline, resulting in a 1-0 final scoreline.

Kieran Tierney & Rob Holding updates

Following the tie, meanwhile, Kieran Tierney provided an update on his fitness.

Sunday’s clash marked the Scotsman’s first start since returning from a recent injury, which had seen him miss Arsenal’s previous five league fixtures.

Tierney went on to complete 90 minutes, but, as the game wore on, concern mounted surrounding the full-back’s wellbeing:

When quizzed on his fitness post-match, though, Tierney didn’t seem too down, assuring that he was simply ‘knackered’:

“I’m just knackered, it was a tough game and I was not sure I was going to get a full game, I am happy I got a chance”

Elsewhere, Mikel Arteta provided an update on Rob Holding, who was forced off with a concussion vs City, confirming that the stopper is set to ‘miss a few days’:

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 24 34 56
2 Leicester City FC 25 17 49
3 Manchester United FC 24 19 46
4 West Ham United FC 25 10 45
5 Chelsea FC 25 16 43
6 Liverpool FC 25 11 40
7 Everton FC 24 4 40
8 Aston Villa FC 23 11 36
9 Tottenham Hotspur FC 24 10 36
10 Arsenal FC 24 6 34
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 25 -6 33
12 Leeds United 24 -3 32
13 Southampton FC 24 -9 30
14 Crystal Palace FC 24 -15 29
15 Burnley FC 25 -12 28
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 24 -5 26
17 Newcastle United FC 24 -15 25
18 Fulham FC 25 -11 22
19 West Bromwich Albion 25 -36 14
20 Sheffield United FC 25 -26 11
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 17
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 15
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 12
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 11
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 10
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 9
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 9
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 9
Maddison, James Leicester City FC 8
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 8
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 8
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 8
Soucek, Tomas West Ham United FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7

Source: 101greatgoals.com