BBC journalist David Ornstein has revealed that the Gunners have taken a step towards completing what would be their first major signing of the summer transfer window.
Unai Emery will be aiming to secure a return to the Champions League for Arsenal next season, after failing to do so in his first campaign at the club.
The Arsenal manager saw his defence struggle last season, with the left-back position proving to be a real concern as Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac failed to produce consistent displays.
As a result, Emery has been looking to secure the signing of Kieran Tierney from Celtic and even though the full-back has been linked with a move to the Emirates stadium all summer, a deal is yet to be completed.
According to BBC journalist David Ornstein though, the Gunners have submitted a new offer to sign the 22-year-old and Tierney is indeed “keen for the move to happen” as Arsenal prepare to kick off their pre-season tour.
Arsenal’s latest bid was submitted to Celtic on Friday and Kieran Tierney is keen for the move to happen. It is complicated by the breakdown and nature of the instalments Arsenal are proposing – but there remains optimism that the transfer will be completed #AFC #CelticFC https://t.co/biLr8DOSdx
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) July 14, 2019