Kieran Tierney is one of the brightest young talents in football today. He has established himself as a very complete player with great explosiveness in attack and great technique in defense. His performances have been so impressive that they have secured him a place in the starting lineup of Arsenal.
The Scottish international is considered one of the best left-backs around right now, with his defensive capabilities being second to none and his ability to get forward and create chances for his side seemingly limitless. As well as this, he boasts excellent vision when looking for teammates higher upfield and rarely wastes possession when on the ball.
But the recent changes in formations with Ben White becoming a right-back and the signing of Ukrainian Oleksandr Zinchenko is leaving Tierny as a backup, which is why the player could request a transfer in the summer transfer window.
CBS Sports correspondent James Benge said that Tierny may want to leave the team; it also seems that the Gunners are interested in Real Valladolid star Ivan Fresneda to fill the possible void left by the Scotsman.: “There is this growing expectation at Arsenal right now that Kieran Tierney could move in the summer.
“I don’t think Arsenal would push him out the exit door, but now he’s not a guaranteed starter. I think if the right offer came in, all parties are kind of thinking this is something that might happen, not guaranteed.
“In that case, what you could see is Fresneda coming in to play alongside Ben White as the two right-backs and then [Takehiro] Tomiyasu actually basically becomes the backup left-back, it’s a role he’s played quite a bit for Arteta.
“It wouldn’t shock me if Arsenal were willing to do the same thing as Dortmund and loan Fresneda back. Tierney wins his Premier League medal maybe and moves on.”