Arsenal injury news and expected return dates ahead of Liverpool clash including Kieran Tierney

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will be hoping to welcome back Kieran Tierney for the trip to Liverpool, but the manager will be missing a number of important first-team players.

Kieran Tierney is expected to hand Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta a major boost by being available to play Liverpool on Monday night.

The Scotland international was pulled out of the starting XI that beat West Ham on Saturday with a groin injury.

But the injury is not deemed too serious and after being left out of the squad that played Leicester City on Wednesday, the left-back should be in contention to play at Anfield.

Nevertheless, Arteta could still be without several names for the clash against last season’s Premier League winners.

Kieran Tierney: Injury: Tight left groin. Expected return date: September 25.

Suffered discomfort in his groin during the warm-up prior to the West Ham match.

Arsenal view the injury as minor and expect him to be back this week and involved in preparations for Monday night’s match.

Emile Smith Rowe: Injury: Shoulder. Expected return date: October 3

Injured in a fall during training, the young midfielder spent a few days in a protective sling.

Aiming to return to full training within the next 10 days.

Calum Chambers: Injury: Knee. Expected return date: October.

The defender continues to work on his rehabilitation after rupturing his ACL against Chelsea in December.

Targeting a return to the pitch before the end of the year.

Pablo Mari: Injury: Ankle. Expected return date: End of September.

Injured his ankle ligaments in the match against Manchester City on June 17 and hasn’t played since.

Closing in a return to full training after a spell of running and strengthening work outside.

Gabriel Martinelli: Injury: Knee. Expected return date: January.

The Brazilian, who had been enjoying an impressive debut season, injured his knee in June.

A return before the end of the year is the hope but he won’t be match sharp until the start of 2021.