Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta names his asking price for failed Unai Emery signing

  • Kieran Tierney was signed under Unai Emery
  • He has suffered a reduction in minutes under Mikel Arteta
  • Arsenal will look to sell Tierney this summer

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Since arriving at Arsenal, Mikel Arteta has taken the Arsenal players under his wing and improved the vast majority of them. To this day, he is still working with a select group of players who he didn't sign himself but inherited from his predecessor Unai Emery.

That said, there are also some players who were signed under Unai Emery who didn't quite work out under Arteta. One of those being Kieran Tierney.

The Scotsman is still an Arsenal player, he is just out on loan at Real Sociedad. A hard-working full-back who is renowned for wearing short-sleeves in the freezing cold UK weather, it is hard to imagine him soaking up the Spanish sun.

Tierney is performing well on his loan move, though. Just this weekend, he picked up an assist as Real Sociedad narrowly edged past Granada in La Liga. But where does his future at Arsenal lead to?

Not very far, is the answer. Tierney is one player who Arsenal are more likely to sell in the summer transfer window. In many ways, it's a surprise he still belongs to the Gunners because it is well-documented that he's never been part of Arteta's long-term vision.

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta names his asking price for failed Unai Emery signing

According to a report by Give Me Sport, Arsenal "will sell" Kieran Tierney in the summer transfer window. What's more, they expect to make a minimum of £20m for the sale of the 26-year-old.

There are many clubs who Tierney could improve, it's just a case of finding the right club who would be willing to meet not only Arsenal's valuation, but Tierney's personal terms. The report suggests a move back to Celtic would make sense but in my opinion, it is unlikely given The Hoops' financial position and that they are prioritising a move for a goalkeeper this season.


Where do you think Kieran Tierney will play next season?