Some Arsenal fans react to Napoli's reported interest in Kieran Tierney

Sam Preston January 11, 2021
Some Arsenal fans react to Napoli's reported interest in Kieran Tierney
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Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney is a target for Italian outfit Napoli, according to the Telegraph.

They report that Napoli tried to sign Tierney before he joined the Gunners from Celtic in 2019.

And he remains a target for the club, who are in the Europa League, the same as Arsenal.

It seems unlikely Tierney would leave Arsenal having established himself as such an important player this season.

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Surely it would take Champions League football to make him even consider it. And he already snubbed Napoli to join Arsenal anyway.

It would be an awful move from Arsenal to let him go and Mikel Arteta surely realises that.

It would be a huge surprise if the links turned into Tierney leaving the Emirates Stadium in the summer.

Here’s how some Arsenal fans laughed off the rumour, quoting enormous asking prices and ridiculing the idea of selling such a big player:

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Sam Preston a senior football writer for the Boot Room and United in Focus. He is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist with five years of professional experience writing digital content. He studied with the Press Association and also has a 2:1 Law with French Law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Burnley, Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.