Arsenal 'seeking advice' after Kieran Tierney is told to isolate

Arsenal ‘seeking further advice’ after Kieran Tierney is told to isolate for 14 days following Stuart Armstrong’s positive Covid-19 test on Scotland duty… with club insistent full-back has broken NO social distancing rules

  • Kieran Tierney has been forced into isolation while on international duty 
  • Stuart Armstrong tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday afternoon and Tierney is listed as a ‘close contact’ by the Lothian Health Protection Team
  • Arsenal are ‘seeking further advice’ as they insist the player has not broken rules 

Arsenal have announced they are ‘seeking further advice’ after Kieran Tierney was told to isolate for 14 days following a team-mate’s positive coronavirus test. 

Tierney is away with Scotland on international duty and following news of Stuart Armstrong’s positive test on Wednesday, the full-back, along with Celtic’s Ryan Christie, were told to isolate having been identified by the Lothian Health Protection Team as ‘close contacts’ to Armstrong.

A statement by Arsenal insists that Tierney has not breached any Covid-19 protocol and the club are looking into their options with the player now set for a period of 14 days in isolation. 

Kieran Tierney has been told to isolate for 14 days despite his negative coronavirus test

Arsenal are seeking further advice on the decision as they risk being unable to play Tierney

‘Our medical team have confirmed that Kieran was socially distant at all times from the player who tested positive and has broken no rules regarding COVID-19 protocols,’ a statement on the club website read. 

‘We are currently seeking further advice and clarification of the details.’

The statement also included the thoughts of Tierney, who himself tested negative, having been informed of his period in isolation. 

‘I’m so disappointed and frustrated to be in this situation,’ Tierney said. 

Tierney’s international team-mate Stuart Armstrong (pictured) has tested positive for Covid-19

‘I have adhered to all regulations and made sure I was socially distancing from my team mates in the hotel. I’ve also tested negative. 

‘I know Arsenal and the SFA are now in discussions with the Scottish authorities to gain a further understanding.’ 

Scotland face Israel in a Euro 2020 qualifier on Thursday and then Nations League games against Slovakia and the Czech Republic. 

Tierney, along with Armstrong and Christie, will play no part in the games.  

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