Arsenal targeting another alternative to Tierney

Arsenal added Nuno Tavares to their squad from Benfica last summer as a backup to Kieran Tierney.

The Portugal Under-21 international has failed to live up to the expectations we have of him.

Tierney’s injuries gave him more than enough chances to prove his worth, but his performances were mistake-ridden.

It meant we could not rely on him, and it even forced Mikel Arteta to play Granit Xhaka in the left-back spot at some point in the campaign.

The Gunners are now planning on signing a new left-back, with the Portuguese media outlet, Record, claiming they want Alex Grimaldo.

The Spaniard has been on the radar of the Gunners for a long time, and they could finally add him to their group this summer.

The report claims they have already reached out to his representatives regarding a transfer, and it could happen soon.

In a major boost to Arsenal, he could be available for as little as £6m, which is not a problem for the Gunners to pay.

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Grimaldo has been at Benfica long enough to make an impact at any European club.

The 26-year-old was formed at Barcelona, and he has played in Europe for many seasons for his present club.

He will be a very experienced alternative to Tierney, and he could even beat the Scotsman to become our first choice.

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  1. I highly rate Martinez but this guy would a more
    sensible signing IMWO considering his experience
    in Europe and price tag. He’s good enough to be
    first choice WHEN Tierney experiences his next
    extended run in the treatment room and provides
    Edu and MA more financial flexibility to go after
    Top Class players in other positions of need. As
    an example AFC could bring in Grimaldo, Onana/
    Doucoure and Tielemans for a little more (around
    £10M) than what Ajax are demanding for the
    Butcher of Amsterdam. 2 players that at worst
    would provide quality depth at positions of need
    and one who would walk into the Arsenal midfield.

    Arsenal could even mitigate the collective
    expenditure of these players by moving on the
    likes of Leno, Torreria, AMN, Bellerin, and possibly

    Throw in a last minute block buster signing
    (Osimen/Gnabry/Dembeke/Slavic/Nkunku) and
    Arsenal will be right back in the thick of things
    for Top 4 and favorites to win Europa League.


      1. Maybe.a touch kind sir, but his injury history is
        irrefutable and Arsenal need more quality starts than
        KT to this date has been able to provide.

  2. Based on your comments, I take it you would gladly sell Tierney who just might be over his injury problems which have also afflicted the likes of Shaw and Chilwell?

  3. We don’t need a back up we need a new first choice LB
    He’s missed on average 18 games a season for the last 5years .
    Unless he gets an injury free season he needs replacing

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