‘Would it surprise me if a Real Madrid, a Man City or any of the clubs in the top echelons come in for him in the summer?’
‘I think he’s ready now. He’s 23, he signed for Arsenal injured and was out for a spell with groin and shoulders problems.
‘But he’s come back and has matured into a top player. I believe he can go to the next level again. You’re starting at £50m too.’
Tierney’s Impressive Form At The English Capital This Season
On a personal front, Tierney is having a solid season at the Emirates Stadium after he produced some eye-catching displays on the left side of Mikel Arteta’s defence. The Scottish left-back has scored two goals and provided four assists in 33 matches for the Gunners this term in multiple competitions.
The 23-year-old has been a consistent feature for the North London outfit despite missing a few key games because of injury. Tierney has done well to average 1.0 tackles, 0.6 interceptions, 2.1 clearances, 0.6 shots, 1.3 key passes and 0.7 dribbles per game in this Premier League campaign. He has even distributed possession with conviction, as evidenced by his pass success rate of 80% in league football (stats via whoscored).
What Does The Scotland International Bring To The Table?
Tierney boasts blistering pace and can make some driving runs with the ball towards the byline. He can deliver some inviting crosses into the opposition penalty area and is slowly transforming himself into a reliable defender at the back as well.
The 19-time Scotland international has got the quickness to get back into position and is not shy of clearing his lines when called into action. He is a decent tackler that helps him earn possession back for his side. However, Tierney needs to add more goals and assists to his game if he intends to taste success at the highest level.
Is Tierney The Right Fit For Man City?
The way the Arsenal full-back has been playing this season, Man City would be wise to orchestrate a move to bring him to the Etihad Stadium this summer. He will be an upgrade over Benjamin Mendy and is good enough to rival Oleksandr Zinchenko for a regular starting spot in Guardiola’s first-team in the coming seasons.
At 23, Tierney is maturing into a top talent and would only get better with each season as he is yet to hit his peak. With all things considered, the Scottish sensation will be a good fit for Man City, so Guardiola should think about reaching out to his former deputy Arteta in the hopes of acquiring Tierney’s services during the summer transfer window.