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Kieran Tierney heard his knee ‘pop’ — and feared his Euros dream was over.

The Arsenal star crashed to the ground in agony after a collision with Liverpool midfielder James Milner in a 3-0 home defeat on April 3.

Feeling sharp pain from his left knee, Tierney became deeply concerned he could be destined for the operating theatre.

He said: “I heard the pop from my knee and it immediately went through my mind ‘Is this bad? Is this my season done?’

“I was worried about it being long term. Arsenal were on course for a European final and I didn’t want to miss the ties we had coming up or the end to the season.

“Then there was Scotland and the Euros. There was everything to play for.”

Meanwhile, Arsenal and Aston Villa are in a transfer fight for Emiliano Buendia, according to reports.

The Norwich playmaker, 24, enjoyed a stunning season helping fire the Canaries to a second Championship promotion in his three years at Carrow Road.

Arsenal were linked with him last year and look set to revive their interest.

According to The Telegraph, the Gunners may be forced to act quickly if they want to secure the Argentine.

It is thought Aston Villa are prioritising a new No10 and preparing a bid.

And finally, Patrick Vieira has begged Arsenal’s owners to sell up as he confirmed that Spotify CEO Daniel Ek will return with another takeover offer.

The Frenchman, 44, told the ITV Football Show Podcast: “In the last couple of years I believe that the club didn’t take the right direction.

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“And I think it is time for change. If the change doesn’t happen, I believe that Arsenal will be in a difficult position.

“We can only make a judgement from outside. We watch every single Arsenal game and it is difficult to recognise the club that we used to play for.

“It’s difficult to understand the reasons why Arsenal went down the last couple of years but obviously losing Arsene [Wenger] and not finding the right sort of crew to handle the fact that Arsene wasn’t there wasn’t in place.

“And I think every single year Arsenal didn’t get through to the Champions League or even this year to the Europa League. So this is a big disappointment for all of us as Arsenal fans.

“But we get to the time where everybody at the club, the Kroenke’s need to get more involved to take Arsenal back where the club should be.

“If that’s not the case, I think it is time for them to let the club go and let somebody else take care of the football club.”


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