Former Gunners Charlie Nicholas says that although Arsenal have paid a significant transfer fee for Kieran Tierney, the new signing is an upgrade on both Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac.
The 22 year old followed the same path from Celtic to North London as Charlie, signing a five year deal today for a fee of £25m, making him the most expensive Scottish player of all time.
Speaking to the Sky Sports, the man who scored the goals to beat Liverpool in the 1987 Littlewoods Cup final, sounded pleased.
“He would be much better than what Arsenal currently have,” he said.
“What I can say as an Arsenal fan is they’re signing a very talented left-back who will get better. Arsenal will make him better.
“And the club had to make a statement of intent defensively because they’ve been lacking in that department.”
As for the price Arsenal paid, he continued, “My honest opinion is it’s quite a high price. Celtic have got very good value at £25m.
“I know Celtic fans say he’s worth £40m because of how much (£50m) Aaron Wan-Bissaka went to Manchester United for.
“He’s played in the Scottish Premiership, he’s a treble Treble winner and an absolute diehard Celtic fan but the time is right for Kieran to move on.”