Arsenal should speak to Kieran Tierney about Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard if they are genuinely keen on bringing him to the Emirates Stadium.
That’s according to former striker Charlie Nicholas, who has spoken about the link that Tierney and Edouard had previously at Celtic.
The 22-year-old forward has been tracked by Arsenal, who are at risk of losing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, and Nicholas has urged the club’s hierarchy to speak to their Scottish defender.
“If Arsenal are genuinely interested in Edouard, it would be a crazy scenario if Mikel Arteta and his staff were not questioning Tierney about the player’s qualities,” he told Sky Sports.
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“When Tierney’s fit, he’s very much an attacking full-back. He could see Edouard’s movement, and he could drill balls into his feet.
“He got quite a lot of assists for Edouard during his time at Celtic, knows the quality of the player and he’s improved this season.
“Would he be brought in based on the link-up working before? No, that would not be the case because we have yet to really see Tierney for any significant period of time due to injuries.
“But they would certainly be asking him about his character and what gets him motivated.
“The crux of the matter is whether he would be fair value at £40million for Arsenal.
“The only way for me he would is if Lacazette or Aubameyang were to leave.”