Kieran Tierney undergoing Arsenal medical after fee agreed with Celtic

Kieran Tierney in action for Celtic
Image: Kieran Tierney is set to join Arsenal

Kieran Tierney is in London undergoing a medical with Arsenal ahead of a move from Celtic.

Arsenal agreed a fee with Celtic on Wednesday for the Scotland international left-back.

Arsenal's initial £15m bid for Tierney was rejected in June, as was a second £25m offer, as it contained too many add-ons and was dependent on the Gunners qualifying for the Champions League.

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The 22-year-old, who has won five Scottish Premiership titles, made 40 appearances in all competitions for the Hoops during the 2018/19 campaign.

If Arsenal are able to complete the deal for Tierney, he would be Unai Emery's fifth signing of the summer window.

Tierney signing 'a statement of intent'

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Image: Tierney looks like following in Nicholas's steps by swapping Celtic for Arsenal

Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas thinks Kieran Tierney's arrival at the Emirates would be a statement of intent by the Gunners.

"As a Celtic and Arsenal fan, I'm happy Arsenal have identified they need a stronger left back," the Scot told Sky Sports News. "Tierney has improved a lot, he'd be better than what Arsenal currently have. I think it's a high price, he's been a treble-treble winner and it's been an awkward situation for him, but I think the time is right for him to move on.

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"Celtic fans might ask why he doesn't stay for nine in a row. That's not guaranteed, neither is 10. Going to a big club like Arsenal, in the Premier League, you can't guarantee trophies, but they are signing a very good left back who can get better. And I think they needed to make a statement of intent defensively because they look very exciting going forward."

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