Mikel Arteta confirms Kieran Tierney talks and sets the challenge amid Newcastle United links
Mikel Arteta has acknowledged discussions about Kieran Tierney’s future amid rumors linking him with a move to Newcastle United for a reported fee of £30 million. The Arsenal manager has also challenged the Scottish international to continue improving and developing as a player.
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According to recent reports, Mikel Arteta has confirmed that he has held discussions with Kieran Tierney about his future at Arsenal, which has been linked with a move to Newcastle United for £30 million. While Dan Burn has deputized at left-back for Aston Villa this season, he is not considered a long-term solution for the role.
Meanwhile, Tierney has struggled with injuries and has been displaced by Oleksandr Zinchenko in Arsenal’s squad this season. Despite this, Tierney remains a highly talented player who Arteta hopes will continue to develop and improve.
Mikel Arteta has acknowledged that Kieran Tierney has had limited playing time this season, with just three Premier League starts so far. This lack of game time has led to suggestions that Tierney may benefit from a fresh start at a new club, such as Newcastle United, who have reportedly shown interest in the Scottish international. However, there are concerns about his fitness, which may be a factor in any potential transfer.
Arteta has confirmed that he has discussed Tierney’s future with him, and that they both have a similar opinion on the matter. While he has not revealed the details of their conversation, it is clear that Tierney’s future at Arsenal is up for discussion. Whether or not he will move to Newcastle or another club remains to be seen, but it is clear that the left-back’s future is uncertain at the moment.
“He knows his role. Under me, he’s played a lot. More than any other player probably compared to the previous players at the club in the last three years. He understands the situation and he needs to challenge the situation.”