Arsenal star Kieran Tierney ‘open to Newcastle transfer’ with left-back dropping down pecking order under Mikel Arteta

ARSENAL star Kieran Tierney is reportedly open to joining Newcastle this summer.

That’s after tumbling down the pecking order under Mikel Arteta.

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Tierney, 25, has been at Arsenal since 2019 after a £25million move from Celtic.

An instant hit with fans, he’s clocked up 122 games for the Gunners in that time.

But Tierney has been unable to hold down a regular spot in Arsenal’s side due to numerous injury problems.

And he is now firmly out of the loop following the last summer’s capture of Oleksandr Zinchenko from Man City.

Versatile teammate Takehiro Tomiyasu has even been preferred on the left at times this term.

And The Chronicle now claims Newcastle are keen on signing Tierney this summer.

Eddie Howe has transformed the Magpies into top four contenders just one year after a mega-money Saudi takeover.

Smart signings like Dan Burn and Nick Pope have instilled new-found discipline in Toon’s watertight defence.


And Tierney is seen as the missing piece of the jigsaw in place of Matt Targett.

Indeed, it’s reckoned 35-time Scotland international would jump at the chance of first-team football at St James’ Park.

And boss Arteta revealed yesterday that he is unsure over Tierney’s Emirates future.

He said: “I don’t know (if Tierney is available for transfer), I’m not even thinking about it.

“I’m thinking about what’s best for the team and the players with the right to play minutes, which they all deserve.”