Arsenal: Gunners can pull off a masterstroke if they swap Carl Jenkinson for Kieran Tierney

Arsenal: Gunners can pull off a masterstroke if they swap Carl Jenkinson for Kieran Tierney

It’s crazy to think that out of the five British players that signed long-term contracts with Arsenal in 2012 that Carl Jenkinson will be the last one standing.

The English right-back has never managed to nail a first-team spot at Arsenal, making just 70 appearances in eight years for the club, and with only one year remaining on his current deal it is looking likely that Jenkinson could be one of the many names to depart the Emirates this summer as Unai Emery plans to bulk up the transfer budget and improve the squad.

And Jenkinson hasn’t been short of suitors. Sky Sports News recently reported that West Brom are in talks with the defender and the Sun have also linked the right-back with a move to Scottish side Celtic, and it is the latter that could end up being the destination for the Arsenal man according to the latest reports.

The Daily Star reports that the Gunners are to use Jenkinson as leverage in a deal to bring Kieran Tierney to north London, and we believe that a deal of this ilk will be one of the best Arsenal can pull off this transfer window.

As well as Jenkinson getting the opportunity to play more first-team football for one of the most successful clubs in Europe, Arsenal will be acquiring one of the most experienced 22-year-olds in world football, with Tierney making 170 appearances for Celtic as well as captaining the side on a few occasions.

Indeed, Arsenal will be acquiring a sought after target in European football with the likes of Barcelona (Daily Star) and Napoli (Football Scotland) both reportedly also monitoring Tierney in the past few weeks, and after being one of the top defenders in Scottish Premiership for the past few years, the left-back could make the transition to the Premier League with relative ease.

Arsenal fans, would Tierney be a good signing? Let us know!

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