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Arsenal fans relish in Celtic defeat after Kieran Tierney transfer saga


Arsenal fans relish in Celtic defeat after Kieran Tierney transfer saga

Celtic were knocked out of the Champions League by Romanian side Cluj yesterday.

Celtic crashed out of the Champions League last night after a 4-3 defeat to CFR Cluj at Parkhead. The Romanian side came away with a 5-4 aggregate triumph in Glasgow leaving Celtic in the final play-off round for the Europa League Group Stages. 

It was a result which strangely had some fans of English Premier League side Arsenal happy. 

It all stems from this summer’s transfer pursuit of Kieran Tierney by the Gunners. 

Arsenal tried to sign the Scotland international on numerous occasions throughout the summer and it seemed Celtic were keeping hold of their man. However, Arsenal eventually got their man, with the BBC reporting they paid £25 million to sign the left-back. 

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Prior to that arrangement being made, plenty of Celtic fans were of the opinion that Tierney would be wrong to join Arsenal.

Those fans felt that despite Arsenal being in the English Premier League the Glasgow club remains a bigger club. In fairness, those Celtic fans have a point when it comes to the Parkhead club’s rich European history and veracious fanbase. 

However, another reason why they suggested Tierney should stay was the promise of Champions League football at Celtic. Arsenal, meanwhile, will be playing in the Europa League this season.

But after last night’s result, both clubs will now be playing in Europe’s secondary competition. Undoubtedly, the dream now is that the two clubs might have to face each other at which point Tierney can get an early return to Paradise. 

But the fact that Arsenal and Celtic will be playing in same competition has not been lost on those Arsenal fans who were rubbed the wrong way by previous assertions. 

Here is some of the best reaction from Twitter…


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