Arsenal’s initial £15m bid for Tierney was rejected in June, as was a second £25m offer, as it contained too many add-ons and was dependent on the Gunners qualifying for the Champions League.
The 22-year-old, who has won five Scottish Premiership titles, made 40 appearances in all competitions for the Hoops during the 2018/19 campaign. If Arsenal are able to complete the deal for Tierney, he would be Unai Emery’s fifth signing of the summer window.
Tierney has improved a lot, he’d be better than what Arsenal currently have. I think it’s a high price, he’s been a treble-treble winner and it’s been an awkward situation for him, but I think the time is right for him to move on.
“Celtic fans might ask why he doesn’t stay for nine in a row. That’s not guaranteed, neither is 10. Going to a big club like Arsenal, in the Premier League, you can’t guarantee trophies, but they are signing a very good left back who can get better. And I think they needed to make a statement of intent defensively because they look very exciting going forward.”