And according to former Man United manager David Moyes, the youngster has the potential of becoming the next big thing at the Emirates in the future.
Speaking to the Sunday Post, he said(as reported): “He has been outstanding for Celtic for more than three years. He has arguably been their most consistent player during that period.
“I’ve always had my eye on him and rated him. He is a top player. It’s clear that Arsenal want him. It’s just whether they can agree a deal with Celtic.
“If he does go to the Emirates, I can see him being a stalwart for Arsenal for the next 10 years.
“Again, it may take him a little period of time for him to fully adjust to life in the EPL.
“He will be facing a top-end player every week, and he will need to get to grips with that as there will be much more defensive duties to carry out than he has probably been used to at Celtic.
“But if the move goes through, he will go on to show his worth and will be a credit to himself and his country.”
While Celtic up until now have rejected all the bids from Arsenal but Neil Lennon has predicted that the Gunners will return back with another bid before the English transfer window comes to a close.
Lennon said(as reported): “Nothing has changed yet. It’s not speaking from insider knowledge, but in my experience, another bid will come in.
“I’d be surprised if it didn’t. I’d also be delighted if it didn’t, but the good things is we will know either way by the end of the week when the window shuts down there.
“It’s not our problem, but the next few days might be spent sitting by the phone. Kieran is still feeling pain.
“He was out kicking a ball on Wednesday and just felt a lot of discomfort. I don’t know how far away he is.”