Fear at Arsenal: Napoli come for Tierney

Naples has been linked to another movement by Kieran Tierney, who chose to join the Arsenal before the Serie A team in August 2019.

Kieran Tierney was at his childhood Celtic club in Glasgow at the time, and Arsenal won the race for his signing after agreeing to a £ 25 million fee.

But Napoli has not been deterred by Tierney’s decision to move to the Emirates, and is planning another move for the Scottish international, whom they see as a long-term solution as a left-back, according to The Telegraph.

Tierney made 15 appearances in his first season in the Premier League, which was cut short by injury, the firing of Unai Emery and the COVID-19 pandemic.

It ended on a high note for Arsenal and Tierney as they lifted the FA Cup after beating London rivals Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley, courtesy of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s match-winning double. Tierney has already earned the affection of Arsenal fans with a series of committed performances and his sincere attitude on and off the field.

The need for Napoli

The 23-year-old has also shown quality during a difficult period, as a losing run of results saw Mikel Arteta’s future under scrutiny. Tierney kept a bright spark throughout and showed his attacking quality in the recent 4-0 win at West Bromwich Albion, scoring a fine goal off his weaker foot before setting Alexandre Lacazette ready for his second match of the match.

In Naples they are looking for a young, mobile and technically confident left-back and see Tierney as someone who could fill that position for years to come.

Napoli, led by former World Cup winner Gennaro Gattuso, are currently two points behind reigning champions Juventus, who are in fourth, last place in the Champions League.



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