ARSENAL’S £25million target Kieran Tierney is suffering from an injury which could rule him out of action for up to eight weeks.
The left-back has been getting pain in his groin and stomach every time he kicks a ball.
The news, revealed by his Celtic boss Neil Lennon, could put the block on a move to the Gunners.
Arsenal chief Unai Emery has been chasing the full-back, 22, all summer.
But the price has been a huge stumbling block, with the Gunners believed to only want to pay £20m and over a series of instalments across a number of years.
However, this latest news could sound the death knell for any transfer south of the border.
Hoops boss said “He’s still injured and he’s rehabbing.
“He had a double hernia and he still has the Osteitis pubis problem so it’s a slow burner that one.”
Rest and a period of not kicking or running is thought to cure the problem, which effects 43 per cent of footballers.
The Scotland star could now be out for anything from three to eight weeks, ruling him out of Celtic’s Champions League qualifiers.
And it could mean Emery will turn his attentions elsewhere.
The Gunners boss swooped for £72m Lille winger Nicolas Pepe earlier this week.
He is also targeting a central defender.
The transfer window closes on Thursday with the Gunners due to face Newcastle on the opening weekend.