Arsenal using Kieran Tierney ‘tactic’ to sign Celtic star Odsonne Edouard

Arsenal have reportedly made an offer to Celtic for Odsonne Edouard as Mikel Arteta looks to strengthen his squad.

Arteta has made a couple of signings this summer and the Gunners got off to a flying start in the new Premier League season, beating Fulham 3-0.

Kieran Tierney shone at Craven Cottage having joined Arsenal from Celtic last summer, with the north London outfit working out a neat deal with the Scottish Premiership giants.

And now it seems they could be working towards a similar deal for Edouard, who has impressed at Celtic.

"It's our information that there is an interest from Arsenal in Odsonne Edouard, the France [youth] international striker currently at Celtic," Ian McGarry said on the Transfer Window podcast.

"A player who has been monitored by Arsenal for some time.

"Twenty-eight goals in the previous season, a player who has not featured very greatly, interestingly enough, so far in the current campaign for Celtic.

"It's our information that the initial offer from Arsenal was £15m, which was rejected by Celtic.

"That offer has since been increased to £20m with add-ons up to the value of another £2.5m.

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"However, the payment would be staged over four years, something which of course we saw last season with the transfer of Kieran Tierney to the Emirates. Celtic would prefer to have a much bigger payment up front."

Tierney previously praised Arteta for his coaching, saying: “I’ve seen all his video meetings, I’ve been in the meetings together as a team. Before the games, after the games, and just his analysis is amazing.

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“In Dubai for the winter break, I was doing some one-to-one work with him, and that’s when I realised ‘this is brilliant’.

“Just to me like, he knows what’s going to happen in a game and how it’s going to happen. What you should do, where you’re going to get pressed from and where your options should be.

“You should know where the left mid’s going to be, the centre-mid, so you can just play in sync. Everybody’s one brain and I think that’s perfect.”

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