Arsenal targeting Premier League man as the backup to Kieran Tierney

Arsenal is considering signing Ryan Bertrand after they allowed Sead Kolasinac to move on loan to Schalke 04, according to Standard Sports.

The transfer of Kolasinac has left the Gunners with just Kieran Tierney as a senior left-back, and they want to correct that.

Bertrand has been with the Saints since 2014, but his current deal with them will run out at the end of this season.

He has been in talks with the club over an extension, but an agreement has been hard to come by.

Arsenal sees him as an accomplished player for that position, but they will struggle to sign him this month.

This is because he is currently the only natural left-back at Saint Marys, and the Saints will not want to sanction his transfer.

He wants to sign a new contract with Ralph Hasenhuttl‘s side, but if a new one doesn’t come around, he would likely leave in the summer.

This has been a busy month for Arsenal around the rumour mill, as they have also been linked with a move for Martin Odegaard.

They have completed the signing of Mat Ryan on loan from Brighton, a move that shows that they are serious about being a strong team in every position in this second half of the season.

Tags Kieran Tierney Ryan Bertrand

11 Comments

  1. Loose Cannon says:

    yes please, a huge upgrade on Kolasinac, having him would be like playing with 11 men on the pitch. A very goog GK hired, rubbish being dumped out, the future is bright. coupled with Mikel’s authority, vision and sincerity, integrity we are back on track. Good move to move him above Edu.

    1. Sean M says:

      I like the cut of your jib LC

  2. Quantic Dream says:

    He is too good to sit on the bench and he’d never accept it anyway. We should just have kept Kolasinac. Good enough for the bench but not good enough to demand to be a starter.

    1. Sean M says:

      He was on over £100k. Hard to justify that for a backup player. Problem is it seems Bertrand would want something similar.

  3. Armoury says:

    Does he really wamt to be a backup for Tierney? I hpe not

  4. Jim wall says:

    No player would like being a back up to Tierney because they know when both are fit Tierney will always play,
    To be a back up you need to be 19/20 learning the trade off Tierney for 2 years and after that if you can’t replace him just move on, or else get a player 31/32 retired from international football…

    1. Davi says:

      Or someone who can play more than one position comfortably (apparently this one would need a left foot!)

  5. Trudeau says:

    Anyone notice we are constantly linked to players on the side we are about to play? Strange that.

  6. Declan says:

    I told you yesterday a left back was incoming…..

  7. Joe.S says:

    Not Bertrand though, Please.

  8. S says:

    After today’s performance I bet he’ll stay put. Don’t wanna join a bunch of losers innit?

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