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What Kieran Tierney has already said about Arsenal future amid Newcastle transfer links

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Kieran Tierney has already given an indication as to his future amid links with a move to Newcastle United. 

What’s the latest Newcastle United transfer news?

The Arsenal defender has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium following the arrival of Oleksandr Zinchenko, starting only four Premier League games this season.

As a result, the Scotland international has been linked with a move to Newcastle. Indeed, Football Insider suggest Tierney is valued at around £30m and the same publication claimed earlier this week that left-back was an area the club were looking to strengthen.

Fulham’s Antonee Robinson is reportedly another target on that front, although current left-back Dan Burn could be in line for a new deal. Matt Targett, meanwhile, is nearing a return from injury while Jamal Lewis and Javier Manquillo appear out of favour.

What has Tierney said about his Arsenal future?

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Speaking to the Scottish Sun in January, the former Celtic star said: “I’ll just keep trying every  day to do the best I can, work hard and, when called upon, give everything.

“I’ve not started many games. But there’s also only a few games where I’ve not come on.

“It’s a long season and it’s not just 11 players needed, it’s the full squad.

“There are  different ways you can vent your disappointment. One way is to not try and openly show you don’t care.

“But there’s another way —  you work hard and give your all for the team, you try to push as much as you can and, when called upon, you give everything.”

Could Newcastle really sign Tierney this summer? 

At this stage, that would appear unlikely.

Tierney himself has spoken of his ambition to break into the first-team and its hard to imagine a scenario in which Arsenal weaken their squad by selling a player capable of filling in next season.

The Gunners will almost certainly be back in the Champions League and perhaps could challenge for the title once more and manager Mikel Arteta has already described his squad as being “short”.

Quite why they could willingly sell a player to a potential rival in Newcastle is not clear.

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