By Kevin Campbell

15th Jun, 2021 | 3:10pm

Campbell reveals 'worry' over Arsenal star Tierney after what he's seen

Kevin Campbell is concerned about Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney’s injury record.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners and Everton striker claimed the 24-year-old “needs to build up a resistance”, much like Luke Shaw has done at Manchester United, to prevent frequent lay-offs.

Tierney missed Scotland’s opening game of the Euros through injury and his absence was felt dearly as Steve Clarke’s side lost 2-0 to Czech Republic at Hampden Park.

The left-back was ruled out of 17 of Arsenal’s games in the 2020-21 campaign due to injury.

Campbell fears Tierney is suffering injuries at an alarming frequency.

“It has been a long old season for Kieran Tierney and in many ways it has been his first full season in the Premier League,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs. “He had some good moments and some bad moments.

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“Let’s be honest, it is worrying to see him suffer another injury. He needs to build up a resistance I think.

“We saw it with Luke Shaw. He had a great season at Man United but in the past, when the pressure is on, he has been injured left, right and centre.

“Sometimes with young players you have to allow that. They need time to build up a resistance.”  

Tierney was replaced by Leeds United’s Liam Cooper in the left-sided centre-half role on Monday.

As quoted by the Daily Record (14 June), Scotland boss Steve Clarke is hopeful Tierney will be fit to face England at Wembley on Friday.

In other news, Arsenal join two Premier League sides in the race to sign a Croatia international.