Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin are two names the fans are excited about. Both players have been out injured for a long time and both took a step further in their comeback as they featured in the Carabao cup.
When asked if both players would feature against Standard Liege, the coach has this to say.
“Tierney still needs time and confidence, training and playing,” Unai Emery said. “Thursday is a good opportunity again, because he is ready to play. He will take minutes, he will take confidence and will be able with us to show also his progress.
“He didn’t play in Manchester because he had a small problem – not important – but the doctor told us that it’s better for him to be here, working alone and preparing for the match tomorrow.
“We are with him, taking precaution, it’s also important with the national team and we are thinking it is not the moment to work with them. For the next matches, I think he is going to be ready to play with us and to play with them.
“Hector Bellerin is the same, but with a small difference. Because he was injured for more time and after a long time, nine months, I think he needed to first play 15 minutes with us last week, perfect, the first minutes.
“He played with the under-23s for taking confidence and he was doing actions on the pitch to feel good and to repeat them when the level is higher. For example, for tomorrow, we are thinking that it depends on the training that we are going to do now on how he is feeling. But if he is feeling well, then normally, he is going to play.”
Seriously can't wait until these two are in the first team playing Premier League football. I don't think people realise how big of an effect Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin will have on the team pic.twitter.com/EJHqQh6Itm
— WorldwideArsenal™ (@WorldwideAFC) September 30, 2019
Both players are expected to become the first choice fullbacks when fully fit and the prospect surely excite the fans.