Manchester City urged to sign talented Arsenal player who hasn’t played much this season

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Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole believes Manchester City should consider signing Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney in the summer.

Cole, speaking to King Casino Bonus, said: “I like Kieran Tierney, he’s had a few problems with injuries but he is talented. If Arsenal are prepared to sell him, he would not be struggling for options.

“If Manchester City are in for him, I could see that working, but he’d be competing with Ben Chilwell who is linked to City too. Tierney will want to play, and if he doesn’t continue to get any game time, he’ll be looking to go somewhere else in the summer.”

Tierney has found opportunities hard to come by at the Emirates Stadium this season, with the vast majority of his appearances coming from the substitutes bench. Former City ace Oleksandr Zinchenko, who joined Arsenal last summer, has made the left-back berth his own, meaning Tierney has started just four times in the Premier League this season.

Cole continued: “If you look at Tierney’s situation previously, you have to ask what did he actually do wrong? He’s never let Arsenal or Mikel Arteta down, of course he’s had a few injuries but he’s always played well.

“He’s a kid with a brilliant attitude. If he sees a chance to get more game time I’m sure he’ll put his head down and work for it, but I would not be surprised if he took the option to move on and play more.”