Newcastle United have been long-term admirers of the Scotland international and they will try and sign him in the summer. Arteta is planning a rehaul so he won’t mind selling the 25-year-old to a direct rival.
Currently, Dan Burn is the first-choice left-back but because the Magpies are going to play in Europe, Eddie Howe has to massively upgrade his squad before the 23/24 season kicks off.
The Gunners had paid £25 million to Celtic for the left-back and as per the report, they will accept an offer of around £30 million. Kieran Tierney is tied with Arsenal until 2026 but because he is a bench warmer and earns £110,000 per week, Arsenal feel it’s better to get him off their books.
Should Arsenal sell Kieran Tierney to Newcastle United?
This season, Tierney has started in only six Premier League games but if Arsenal get rid of him, they will have to bring in another left-back. They will be playing in the Champions League next season so there’s no way they can rely only on Zinchenko.
European football will definitely attract a lot of big players but Arteta has to make other important signings as well so there is no need to spend £45-50 million on a new left-back.
It would make much more sense to hold onto Kieran Tierney as the backup rather than sell him for a profit of just £5 million.
There is no rush to sell the Scotland international, more so to a team who have finished just 13 points behind them.
Newcastle United will be more than happy to bring Kieran Tierney on board but we honestly believe Arsenal should not sell him. They have to bring in one or two midfielders plus a striker and all these signings will easily push their summer spending to £150 million.
Yes, Tierney has not been able to win Arteta’s trust but currently not a lot of world-class midfielders are available in the market.