Unai Emery desperately needs reinforcements if he wants to push Arsenal back into the Top 4 of the Premier League next season.
With the Gunners set to spend another season battling in the Europa League, it is not going to be easy to persuade the top stars to sign. That task is going to be made even more difficult by the fact that his total transfer budget of £45 million is far less than that of his rivals.
In trying to spend that money wisely, Emery has identified Celtic fullback Kieran Tierney as a potential option. Tierney, a player who captained Scotland at 20, is still only 22-years-old and he would fill a position of vital need for the Gunners.
Nacho Monreal turned 33-years-old in February, while Sead Kolasinac hasn’t really worked out as while he is good going forward, he lacks bite defensively.
Tierney, who can also cover at centre-half, is expected to cost in the region of £25 million after a pair of bids in the £19 million range were rejected by Celtic. This number could even go higher depending on the final cost of any transfer of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, the Crystal Palace fullback being chased by cash-rich Manchester United.