Celtic have tied Kieran Tierney down to a new five-year contract this week, shunning any interest from Arsenal and Liverpool. The left-back enjoyed an impressive breakthrough season in the Scottish Premier League, earning a place in the division’s Team of the Year, and was linked with a potential move to the Premier League.
Arsenal have been linked with 100 players already since the Premier League campaign ended, but one transfer rumour that has not been given so much atention is the Gunners interest in the Australian midfielder Tim Rogic, who has been excellent for the Scottish Champions Celtic and won their Goal-of-the-Season award.
Granit Xhaka has been confirmed as joining this week, but who could be next through the door?
Another midfielder could follow the Swiss midfielder to North-London, with Celtic’s Tom Rogic linked. The Australian international enjoyed somewhat of a breakthrough year with the Scottish champions, scoring 10 goals from midfield. We are supposedly ‘confident‘ in in his signature, which could boost our reputation in his home-country.
While the season has been a pretty tough one for Arsenal fans to take, apart from the happy bookend that were provided by us beating Jose Mourinho and Chelsea to win the Community Shield and then the implosion of Tottenham that allowed us to nip past them on the final day and retain our stranglehold in north London, it has probably been even worse for Kieran Gibbs.
There have been thousands of calls from Arsenal fans to secure a top holding midfielder and a marquee style super-striker this summer, but after the interest in Benedikt Howedes it seems probable that Wenger is also looking for a top class centre-back.
No Gooner believes EVERY Arsenal transfer rumour that appears in the papers so it is welcome when someone connected to the selling club tells us that the Gunners really are interested in one of our rumoured targets. I just wish it was a much stronger player, but then who knows how anyone will perform until they actually arrive in the Premier League.
Arsenal fans are used to seeing the club linked with lots of different players in different positions, especially in the run up to and during a transfer window. But Arsene Wenger;s words this week suggested that all these Arsenal transfer rumours are not just guesswork, at least not all of them.
Arsenal have been linked with the Celtic defender Virgil Van Dijk since the end of the summer transfer window and it looked odds on that he would be moving to the Emirates in January, but it seems that Arsene Wenger is playing it cool so far.