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Is Celtic’s Kieran Tierney worth the 25m price tag Arsenal need to pay

Arsenal would have to risk more than half of their transfer budget to bring in Celtic's Kieran Tierney. Is this a good move for the Gunners?

Arsenal would have to spend over half of their transfer budget to secure the young Scotsman.

According to reports, Arsenal has £45million to ready up their squad before the kick off of the 19/20 Premier League season. With the Gunners keen on bringing in a left-back, they have set their sights on Kieran Tierney, the 22-year-old Celtic Champion.

However, Arsenal has offered £25million for his services, which may seem unsuitable to The Bhoys in Scotland as Aaron Wan-Bissaka is fetching Crystal Palace £50million.

Arsenal scored a decent 73 goals in the Premier League season last year, finishing 5th, but conceded 51 goals, meaning that they need to improve their defence in order to move forward next year. With Tierney, he wins an average of 18.53 duels per game and successfully makes 5.06 interceptions per game, showing that this solid full-back can recover the ball for the Gunners and use his blistering pace to counter-attack.

Wan-Bissaka made 46 senior appearances for his club whereas Tierney has played 170 games for Celtic and captained his national side Scotland at the age of 20. The competitiveness of the league does come into question, which could be an argument for his lower cost, and Arsenal risking the majority of their transfer budget on a player who isn’t Premier League proven is a bold move.

Arsenal’s current left-back is the 33-year-old Nacho Monreal, and their solid French centre-back captain Koscielny, also 33, is free to leave the club after next season. Arsenal bringing in youth to their defence and readying them for Premier League action is surely of great importance to the London team, and Tierney may be the start of a new Arsenal defence.

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