According to the BBC, Arsenal retain an interest in signing Kieran Tierney this summer, despite the defender’s injury concerns. The Celtic left-back is currently sidelined with a complaint which could rule him out for eight weeks, as reported by The Sun.
However, if Unai Emery has identified the 22-year-old as the right man to be the Gunners’ first choice left-back for years to come, then he shouldn’t let what is a relatively short-term injury stand in the way of signing him. In Sead Kolasinac and Nacho Monreal, Arsenal have enough current left-back options to keep them covered in that position until Tierney is ready for a return to action.
It is vital that the Arsenal boss improves his defensive contingent this summer. His side’s frailty at the back played a huge role in costing the club Champions League qualification last season. Unless significant upgrades are made in this part of the pitch before the transfer deadline, then the stage will be set for another disappointing campaign at the Emirates Stadium.
Tierney would certainly give the Gunners’ defence a boost. The Scot was sensational for Celtic last season. He has huge potential to improve even further in future too. As a modern, attack-minded but defensively-solid full-back, he is exactly what the north London outfit need.