Manchester City target Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney despite closing in on the signing of £11m Anderlecht defender Sergio Gomez as they look to replace Oleksandr Zinchenko
- Man City are monitoring developments with Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney
- City registered an interest in signing him after selling Oleksandr Zinchenko
- However, Pep Guardiola’s side have not yet placed a formal bid for Tierney
Premier League giants Manchester City are among the clubs monitoring developments with Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney.
City registered an interest in signing the 25-year-old after selling Oleksandr Zinchenko to the Gunners earlier in the transfer window.
Pep Guardiola‘s side have not yet placed a formal bid for Tierney – who unable to play any part in Arsenal’s pre-season tour of the United States due to injury.
Man City are among the clubs monitoring developments with Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney
Pep Guardiola’s side have not yet placed a formal bid for Scotland international Tierney
Tierney could start for Arsenal when they face Leicester City on Saturday afternoon as Mikel Arteta confirmed the 25-year-old was fit to play.
Tierney came on as a substitute during Arsenal’s opening game of the season against Crystal Palace but missed Arsenal’s pre-season tour due to injury.
The 25-year-old left-back picked up an injury during a friendly against Nurnberg and left Arteta sweating over his fitness.
The Arsenal star was frustrated to sit on the sidelines again after missing the run-in at the end of the 2021-2022 season due to a knee problem.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta (right) remained coy about the situation involving Tierney (left)
However, he returned to action on August 5 and is expected to start Saturday’s clash with Leicester.
Mikel Arteta remained coy about Tierney’s situation when asked at Arsenal’s pre-match press conference ahead of their clash with Leicester.
When asked about the rumours, the Arsenal manager said: ‘No and you know I’m not going to be commenting on individual cases.’
City are also closing in on the signing of a new left-back in Sergio Gomez after agreeing an initial £11million fee with Anderlecht.
City are closing in on the signing of a new left-back in Sergio Gomez after agreeing £11m fee
The Spain Under-21 international had initially been earmarked as a development player but will now join up with the first team due to a lack of senior options in his position.
Guardiola focused his attention on signing Gomez after losing out on Brighton’s Marc Cucurella to Chelsea.
Guardiola said: ‘The moment we decide for Sergio Gomez to join the first team, the debate for another left-back was over.’
The Spanish manager added: ‘The club is always working in many possibilities and positions. This one target is a young player.
City registered an interest in signing Tierney after selling Oleksandr Zinchenko to Arsenal
‘In the [Under-19] World Cup, years ago, Phil Foden was the best player and he [Gomez] was the second-best player.
‘He played in Spain Under-21s and he was a young talent for the academy of Barcelona.
‘He went to Dortmund and didn’t have much minutes and in the last years played under the good hands of Vincent Kompany and Anderlecht and he played really well. We targeted him and we could bring him here.’