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According to an exclusive report from The Scottish Sun, Arsenal have reopened talks with Celtic over the signing of Kieran Tierney despite having two bids rejected over the last few weeks.

Arsenal have already matched Celtic’s demands but the Scottish champions want the money upfront which complicates the deal. However, the report claims that we are confident of reaching an agreement before the end of the transfer window.

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Arsenal chiefs reportedly believe that the two clubs aren’t far away from reaching an agreement. However, the delay in proceedings have made the fans sceptical over the outcome of the deal. The announcement of William Saliba and Dani Ceballos has certainly calmed the nerves across the fan base but signing Tierney will certainly be the icing on the cake.

Former Gunners defender Scott Marshall has also backed the Gunners to complete Tierney’s signing which would break a certain curse. “I didn’t think when I played for Arsenal in 1997 that we’d be talking about this length of time without a Scot in the team. It’s pretty unbelievable,” he said.

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Marshall also tipped Tierney to succeed at Arsenal and claimed that he is exactly the player that we need. “He’d be a great player for Arsenal. Exactly the kind of character they need,” he concluded.

Arsenal definitely need a new left-back and Tierney is clearly the club’s first choice. The Scotsman could cement the full-back role for himself at the Emirates for the best part of the next decade. Signing Tierney would most certainly increase the optimism around the club and amongst the players.

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