Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have complained about their fragile defence all season to our bar staff but fortunately it seems like a fix is being eyed.
The Daily Star state Arsenal are ready to beat Premier League rivals Liverpool and Manchester City to the signature of Celtic’s 18-year-old defender Kieran Tierney, who was crowned PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year award over the weekend.
Teenage sensation Tierney is one of the most highly-rated prospects in Scottish football and, despite interest from other Premier League sides, Arsenal lead the hunt for his signature and are eyeing a transfer worth around £5m.
The Gunners defensive ranks are relatively frail in the centre, with ageing duo Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny the regular choices ahead of non-English speaking Gabriel, who has struggled to find consistency since moving from Villarreal in January 2015.
Which Calum Chambers looking set for a career on the right-side or in defensive midfield, Arsenal need to bolster their selection choices in the centre and our landlord believes Tierney would be an excellent addition to the squad.
Arsenal fans, which area of the squad should be you priority this summer? Let us know in the comments below!