The most recent and widely reported Arsenal transfer gossip revolves around Celtic defender Kieran Tierney and is no longer considered a rumour but a reality.
Further credibility was given to the speculation when BBC’s David Ornstein confirmed the club will be tabling a second bid for the 22-year-old this week.
This is all positive news for Arsenal fans and here are five reasons why the club must do everything in their power to push this deal through once and for all.
He is a damn good player, do not be under any mistaken belief that because he plays in the Scottish Premiership that he is not a quality player, he can defend, he is potent going forward and can easily play left back, wing back or as a left winger. I have seen this lad play and he has impressed me and I can tell you this now, he is a huge upgrade on Sead Kolasinac.
He is just 22, he could be with us for a decade and be as good as some of the best-left backs we have ever had, better than even Ashley Cole. He will develop further and unlike a 27 or 28-year-old is not set in his ways with just a few years left. Tierney is the perfect age for Arsenal to start their long term rebuild with.
Huge game experience
This lad has played in Old Firm derbies, Champions league matches and regularly in front of 55,000 people, he will not be overawed coming to Arsenal and playing against teams like Man Utd or Liverpool. He will settle in fast and be just at home playing away at Burnley as he would at home against Manchester City.
He is bloody cheap
This is subjective but for me, he is cheap and worth far more than £25 Million, if he played for Leicester City they would be demanding at least £50 Million and I am absolutely certain that within a year of being with us he will be worth a minimum of £50 Million.
Aubameyang and Lacazette will love him
Our two strikers have been deprived of quality service for too long, in fact, it is a miracle that Aubameyang won the Golden Boot and unlike Kolasinac, Tierney can cross the ball. He will provide service for the front two that they never could have dreamed of after last season.
There are many more reasons why we should sign Tierney, these are just the five that came to mind while I was thinking about the type of signing he would be.
The bottom line for me is simple, Arsenal must sign him, if they fail because of their negotiating skills then I will fear for our club next season.
This is an opportunity we cannot let slip through our fingers.