Arsenal have confirmed that Kieran Tierney suffered knee ligament damange on Saturday against Liverpool.

The former Celtic defender limped out of the Premier League fixture and there were fears that he may miss the Euorpean Championships with Scotland this summer.

However, the Gunners have confirmed that Tierney will not recieve surgery for the injury and he will likely be be out for four to six weeks.

They wrote on their website: "Left knee. Kieran sustained ligament damage to his left knee during Saturday’s match against Liverpool.

"Surgery will not be required and it’s hoped that Kieran will be back in full training within four to six weeks."

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta refused to say whether Tierney will play again this season for the Gunners.

Speaking ahead of Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final first-leg tie at home to Slavia Prague, Arteta would not be drawn on when he believes Tierney will return.

“We have to make sure first that he doesn’t need any surgery, which it doesn’t look like,” he said.

“The timeframe will be that. It could have been worse because the action looks quite scary, but he looks a bit better and the damage was not that bad, so at the end of the day it is not the bad news we could have been waiting for.

“We are going to have to go day by day and see how Kieran is feeling, then when he gets close to playing time and how he is feeling we will make that decision.”

Asked if he thinks Tierney will be fit for Scotland at the rearranged European Championship finals, Arteta added: “It will depend how things evolve again in the next few weeks.”