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Celtic star James Forrest reveals how Kieran Tierney has reacted to Arsenal transfer speculation

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Kieran Tierney is 'coping well' with the Arsenal speculation, says Celtic team-mate James Forrest
is ‘coping well’ with the Arsenal rumours, says Celtic team-mate James Forrest (Picture: Getty)

Celtic star James Forrest has claimed that Kieran Tierney is ‘coping well’ and simply ‘working hard’ to get himself again to complete health amid speculation linking the left-back with Arsenal.

Unai Emery made Tierney his primary left-back goal originally of the summer time, however Arsenal have been unsuccessful with their two opening bids for the 22-year-old.

However, Arsenal are stated to be assured of agreeing a deal for Tierney after restructuring their 2nd be offering of £25million for the Scotland world.

Tierney, despite the fact that, has been recuperating from a double hernia operation and Celtic boss Neil Lennon insists the full-back is ‘still injured’ which can be a stumbling block in any doable settlement between the golf equipment.

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On the rumours surrounding Tierney, Celtic winger Forrest stated: ‘Ask any person in our dressing room, all of us need KT to nonetheless be right here.

‘He’s been an excellent participant for us and everyone seems to be hoping that come Friday he’s nonetheless right here.

‘We need him to get again taking part in for us. He got here with us for pre- season and we nonetheless see him at coaching each day.

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Forrest is hopeful that Tierney will remain a Celtic player
Forrest is hopeful that Tierney will stay a Celtic participant (Picture: Getty)

‘But considering how long the talk about Arsenal has gone on, I think he’s treated it in reality smartly. KT continues to be best 22, so he’s coped smartly.

‘Every day there turns out to be one thing new within the tale.

‘But he’s simply preserving himself to himself and dealing arduous. That’s credit score to him.’

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Tierney has been Arsenal's priority left-back target this summer
Tierney has been Arsenal’s precedence left-back goal this summer time (Picture: Getty)

David Moyes has subsidized Tierney to change into an Arsenal ‘stalwart’ will have to he whole a transfer this summer time, however believes it is going to take time to modify to the step up in high quality of the Premier League.

‘He has been outstanding for Celtic for more than three years,’ the ex-Manchester United supervisor informed The Sunday Post.

‘I’ve at all times had my eye on him and rated him. He is a height participant.

‘If he does pass to the Emirates, I will see him being a stalwart for Arsenal for the following 10 years.

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‘Again, it’ll take him a bit of time frame for him to totally modify to existence within the Premier League.

‘He shall be going through a top-end participant each and every week, and he’s going to want to get to grips with that as there shall be a lot more defensive tasks to perform than he has more than likely been used to at Celtic.

‘But if the move goes through, he will go on to show his worth and will be a credit to himself and his country.’

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