It has been a mixed bag for three of Arsenal's loan stars on the injury front over the past week. Nuno Tavares may have missed Nottingham Forest's 1-1 draw against Brentford on Sunday but the injury sustained in the loss at Manchester United was not as serious as first feared.
«Nuno [Tavares] came off during the Manchester City game, but fortunately it's not what we thought it might have been,» Steve Cooper said in his pre-Brentford press conference. «It’s not a serious injury so that's good news. Hopefully, he's not far away – apart from that we're okay on the injury front.»
Whilst Tavares has avoided a major injury, the same cannot be said for Albert Sambi Lokonga. After two appearances for Luton Town, the midfielder took to Instagram last week to reveal he's set to be sidelined for at least a couple of months, thus missing their win over Everton as a result.
«I thought it was my time to enjoy playing this beautiful game called football and work hard helping my teammates to reach our goal as a team,» he wrote. «Unfortunately, an injury came to delay everything. I’ll be focused on my recovery and support the team during that time. See you in a couple of months. God is good all the time.»
Meanwhile, Kieran Tierney was forced off after just 25 minutes of Real Sociedad's 3-0 win over Athletic Club. According to Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo, the left-back's frustrations boiled over: «The negative note of the first half and the game was put by Kieran Tierney, who had to be substituted due to injury in the 24th minute after he noticed that something was not right in a kick from the right,» the story reads.
«He dropped the ball, raised his hand and twisted the gesture. I knew it wasn’t good news. He left very angry, withRead on football.london