Arsenal have been urged to give defensive star Kieran Tierney a new deal or risk losing him to the likes of Manchester United or Manchester City, according to Barry Ferguson.
The Scotsman has been a wall of consistency for Mikel Arteta’s side this season, however, has also endured his fair share of injury issues.
Speaking to Go Radio, the former Rangers professed his love for the Scotland international as he warned the Gunners against future bids for their player.
Ferguson said: “I always thought he was a very good player at Celtic, there was no doubt that he was going to move to the Premier League, but he’s gone down to Arsenal and gone up a couple of levels.”
“As I mentioned before, Arsenal will need to think about getting him tied down on a new contract or the top clubs in England – now, Arsenal are a top club there’s no doubt about it but I’m talking Man City, Man United, or even the top clubs in Europe – if he continues to play like that they’ll be looking at him, believe me when I say that.”
Losing big players has been a part of Arsenal’s DNA for a long, long time as they’ve failed to prove competitive for a number of years now. However, it’s a trend that has been curbed in recent seasons following Alexis Sanchez’s sensational move to Manchester United.
But, this season has shown one thing and that’s the fact the current squad requires mass change if the club want to prove competitive in years to come. The performances in the Premier League has left a lot to be desired with the side’s struggles having left them in 9th place.
The FA Cup and Carabao Cup have also shown off the lack of competitiveness among the current first-team with Arsenal easily dumped out by the likes of Southampton and Manchester City. As a matter of fact, the north London giants have only proven consistent in the Europa League, however, the calibre of opposition leaves a lot to be desired.
A lack of competitiveness across the big competitions could well see the trend of big players leaving the club continue. Tierney has been a sensational addition to the left side of the defence, however, you feel as though he could head for pastures new if things don’t improve.