Report – Arsenal tells two defenders that they can leave

Arsenal is set to offload all their left-backs this summer as they seek to strengthen that position further.

The Gunners are working diligently to secure the right players for their squad, which may require offloading some current members.

One area they aim to improve is the left-back spot, and they are now looking to move their two main options.

A report in The Sun claims that Arsenal has placed Kieran Tierney and Oleksandr Zinchenko on the market for potential buyers.

Tierney spent last season on loan at Real Sociedad, but the Spanish club declined to make the move permanent.

Zinchenko remained with the squad, but he struggled to get game time as Mikel Arteta preferred to play the likes of Jurrien Timber, Takehiro Tomiyasu, and Jakub Kiwior in his position.

This indicates that the club can manage without both natural left-backs and they are now anticipating offers for their signatures.

Just Arsenal Opinion

We need players who will be effective when they play and these stars have not been good enough.

Tierney and Zinchenko have not fixed the weakness in their games and we need to allow them to leave.

There would be better options to sign in the market and the return of Timber gives us depth.


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6 Comments

  1. Tierney is obvious, and I’m OK with Zinc moving on

    it felt like other teams had identified attacking our left as our weakest area, and whenever Zinc played there I was nervous, says it all really

    1. Feel sorry for Zinch. He is a.midfielder.playing out of position but has done what’s been asked of him…

      He is NOT an out and out left back so nonidea why fans berate him when it’s the manager playing him there.

      Why can’t he be used instead of Partey at least for first half of season.

      1. Similarly he won’t make it as an 8 coz he holds on the ball unnecessarily too long, neither can he be a 6. So it’s best just that he goes. It’s no coincidence that both Pep and MA don’t fancy him as a conventional midfield player.

      2. He was bought as a left back, to play left back, the same position he played when winning the title. Whatever his “true” position is, he’s played left back for a long time at this point, I can only imagine he’s played that position far more than anywhere else during his career. I do think his deficiencies have been exaggerated, and he deserves a lot more credit than he’s received in helping to spark our initial improvement after he joined, but he’s clearly not quite good enough to be first choice in defence and I’ve seen nothing to suggest he’d be vastly better at cm. We don’t just need a decent midfielder to replace partey, we need top quality.

  2. We should really wait and see whether Timber is the answer to our LB problem, especially after such an awful injury?

    As much as I like both Tomiyasu and Kiwior, can we really say that they are top notch?

    As for Tierney and Zinchenko, I’m really sad about the former and not surprised with the latter – both took the club by storm when they joined, but it seems MA has outgrown them.

    1. I do think Tomi is top notch defensively, and he’s able to add more than nothing going forwards. I never think we look weak when he’s at lb, so for me, he’s a good second lb for a top club.
      Kiwior for me is a quality CB to have in reserve and more of an emergency lb – generally, without adding much at all going forwards, he’s perfectly fine, but more susceptible to occasional mistakes or struggles more often against wingers.
      The issue is the major injury to timber, and tomi’s overall injury record means we’re likely to be starting kiwior at lb a lot more often than I think we’d want to as things stand. Given Tomi and timber can both play other positions, it makes all the sense in the world to bring in another lb.

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