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Arsenal submit improved Tierney bid

Arsenal have reportedly improved their offer for Kieran Tierney as they look to hurry up their summer of rebuilding.

The Gunners are in dire need of defensive reinforcements this summer after yet another disappointing season. Despite bettering their previous season’s points tally, they finished the season poorly and missed out on Champions League football for a third successive season.

While the club looks like they are in need of strengthening at the heart of their defence, with Shkodran Mustafi often looking like an accident waiting to happen, Unai Emery is also keen to bring in a left-back this summer, already seeing two bids for Kieran Tierney knocked back.

Celtic are believed to be wanting £25 million for the Scotland international, and according to Sky Sports, the Gunners have finally lodged a bid which matches that valuation, although there has been no indication as to whether it has yet been accepted.

The North London outfit are believed to be operating on a restricted budget of around £40 million this summer, a budget which can be bolstered by funds raised from player sales.

One potential outgoing is Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny, who has essentially gone on strike by refusing to go on the clubs pre-season tour of the USA amid interest from Lyon, Bordeaux and Rennes.

The Gunners are thought to be close to agreeing a deal for St. Etienne centre-back William Saliba, although that deal has been complicated by late interest from Tottenham.

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