Former Scottish footballer Frank McAvennie insists Kieran Tierney is the best left-back in the Premier League and backs him to leave ARSENAL.
Tierney was signed by the Gunners just a few seasons ago after establishing himself over in the Scottish Leagues, and he quickly established himself as a firm favourite at the Emirates.
However – a number of injuries have limited his time on the pitch and after the Gunners signed Oleksander Zinchenko – he has really struggled to get in the side this season.
That has led to all sorts of speculation in the media that he is one player that the Arsenal would be open to letting go at the end of the season – with the likes of Newcastle and West Ham linked with a move
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Now – amid all the speculation McAvennie has backed the left-back to leave Arsenal – He tells Football Insider:
“Real Madrid were looking at Tierney. I think he is the best left-back in the Premier League, I think he is different class.
“Arsenal are not playing him at left-back because they are playing Zinchenko instead but he is not as defensively-minded as Tierney.
“Tierney is not bad at going forward but he is not getting involved in midfield like Zinchenko does and that is what the manager wants.
“Going to Newcastle would be a great piece of business, I think he would definitely strengthen the defence. They have got the money to go and spend and get Tierney.”
It has been a shame to see that such a talented player has been plagued by injuries at the top level, but that is because he has been giving so much for ARSENAL
However – now may be the best time to leave the club as his game time will become even more limited – so a switch to a club like WEST HAM or Newcastle could be a very good decision to make.
But he is a fighter and there is still a chance that he could stay at the club and fight for his place in the side.
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