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Arsenal star 'tempted' to leave the Premier League leaders after Arteta tactical switch

Arsenal star 'tempted' to leave the Premier League leaders after Arteta tactical switch

He could leave the Emirates this summer.

Arsenal left back Kieran Tierney is tempted to leave the Emirates this summer, according to reports.

The Gunners have enjoyed a fruitful campaign under Mikel Arteta, climbing to the summit of the Premier League table.

Their last gasp 3-2 victory over Bournemouth has given them a five-point cushion over second-placed Manchester City.

However, Tierney has struggled to break into the first team this season, with Oleksandr Zinchenko currently first choice on Arteta's left-hand flank.

Tierney established himself as a regular when Arteta first entered the fold, but has since lost his place to the Ukranian.

Zinchenko arrived from Manchester City in the summer and has helped transform the Gunners into title contenders.

Arteta is thought to favour his ability to tuck into midfield when his side are on the ball, a tactic regularly deployed by Pep Guardiola.

Whereas, Tierney is a more conventional left back and has been limited to just four league starts this season.

Tierney 'tempted' by move away

Tierney has been rumoured with a move away from north London, with the Scotsman said to unhappy with his lack of first team football this season.

Newcastle have emerged as a possible destination, with Eddie Howe allegedly in the market for another left back.

The Evening Standard report that Tierney is 'tempted' by a move to St James' Park this summer in search of first team football.

Newcastle have been alerted to the defender's situation, and Tierney will reportedly consider an offer from the Magpies should a bid materialise.

However, Arsenal are in an advantageous position with the Scotsman still having three years left on his current deal at the Emirates.

It is thought that the Gunners would not be willing to part ways for the player for less than £25million - the price they originally paid to sign him from Celtic in 2019.

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Topics: Arsenal, Kieran Tierney, Premier League, Football, Mikel Arteta, Newcastle United