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Arteta provides injury update on Arsenal star Tierney

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The injured Gunners left-back was absent again on Tuesday night for the fourth game in succession.

Mikel Arteta admitted Kieran Tierney had no chance of playing at Wolves after a nine-man Arsenal fell to a ninth defeat of their Premier League campaign.

The 23-year-old has been sidelined for the club’s last four games with an injury to his right calf. And his absence at Molineux was sorely missed, with Cedric struggling against Adama Traore down the left flank especially.

“He [Tierney] wasn’t close at all,” revealed Arteta in his post-match conference after Tuesday night’s 2-1 loss.

“Hopefully in the next few days he’ll feel better and he can help us in this moment when we have so many games.”

Nicolas Pepe had put Arsenal in front in the West Midlands before David Luiz got dismissed for a foul on Neto in the box. Ruben Neves equalized with a penalty and Joao Moutinho later grabbed a match-winner for Wolves early in the second-half.

Making the 2-1 loss an even bitter blow was Bernd Leno’s red card for handling the ball outside the box. The German will be suspended for Saturday’s trip to Aston Villa. Therefore, Runar Runarsson is set to start in goal unless new goalkeeper Mat Ryan recovers from a hip problem.

On Ryan’s availability, Arteta said: “He had a muscular issue in the last two days he hasn’t been able to train.

“Hopefully, we can get him back in the last few days.”