Arsenal linked with bargain move for Kieran Tierney’s former teammate

Arsenal has been linked with a move for Celtic star, Ryan Christie as he runs down his contract with the Scottish side.

Christie has been on the radar of Arsenal for a long time now as he impressed for the former Scottish Premier League champions.

He is one player whom Arsenal has tried to sign before with Football London revealing that they considered signing him in January before they moved for Martin Odegaard.

The Gunners have enjoyed the talents of the Norwegian for the second half of the campaign, but he might return to Real Madrid in the summer and they will likely need another midfielder.

Christie might become that new creative force with the same Football London report claiming he will be available for sale.

The report says his current deal expires in January 2022 and the Hoops will probably cash in on him in the summer instead of allowing him to leave them for nothing in six months time.

Christie can also start speaking to other teams at the end of this season and the Gunners can offer him a pre-contract deal to steal the march on other teams looking to sign him.

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  1. Never heard of this guy before. He might have impressed against the likes of mighty Motherwell or St Johnstone but fact is Celtic finished 20 or so points behind Rangers.

    1. It’s your kind of thinking that will see Arsenal only go in for overpriced players. Christie has champs league, Uefa cup & Int experience. Just because you’ve never heard of him means you don’t pay attention.

  2. Speaking as a Scottish gooner, Ryan Christie is a decent player but would not be the answer in midfield for Arsenal.

  3. Since the transfer kitty depends on whether or not Arsenal wins the EL, I think this can be a decent signing, considering everything. Also, our best defender Tierney came from the very same club that finished 20 points behind Rangers.

  4. Joe S ,you have just displayed disrespect and ignorance.Christie is highly skilled and has shone for Scotland against quality international sides.The only thing he lacks is real pace but he is at least as quick as Odegaard and Ceballos.And Joe, in case you are not aware this is the first season in a decade where Rangers have managed to finish ahead of Celtic, and I am a supporter of Aberdeen and Arsenal.

  5. We are definitly weak in midfield and should not do new loan spells for Ceballos and Odegaard (if we can buy him we should maybe think about it but he will likely not be for sale or too expensive for our budget). Add an avergae Elneny to the mix and it is clear to me we need reinforcements in midfield. Even an other CM would do no harm we con not rely on ESR as our only creative option.

  6. I have a soft spot for Celtic. grandad, although over the past decade I’ve only followed their results on paper except for the odd Champions league match. I’m just speculating on how good he and Eduard are considering how poor Celtic were in Europa league and the fact that they’ve been unable to boss even the lesser teams in Scotland some of whom feature Australian players who would not even be of Championship standard.Mind you, while living in England between 79-82, I visited places like StMirren, Dumfermline and Morton because of their beautiful names and my interest in football history and working class tradition. There were a lot of players then with great dribbling skills but it all seems to have become pedestrian since then.

  7. Good of you to respond Joe.In years gone by the top Scottish teams were a match for their English equivalents but the lack of finance has widened the gap substantially and only Celtic and Rangers would have a chance of surviving in the EPL.In my opinion neither Christie nor Eduard would improve Arsenal although at least one of them, I suspect will end up at Leicester in view of their past association with Brendan Rogers.

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