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Is Kieran Tierney still an Arsenal player? Defender set to play key role at Euro 2024 for Scotland

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Kieran Tierney is one of Scotland’s best players, and he will be huge for the Tartan Army at Euro 2024.

The former Celtic man has just completed a season-long loan at Real Sociedad and is now in Germany off the back of a decent season.

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Tierney has a huge role to play for his country

Tierney’s career has somewhat stagnated in recent years, so he’ll hope a good tournament can get him a summer move away.

Is Kieran Tierney still at Arsenal?

Yes, the 27-year-old is still officially an Arsenal player, but he hasn’t represented the club in over a year.

He hasn’t started for the Gunners since a 3-0 defeat to Brighton in May 2023, and he’s very much up for sale.

Mikel Arteta has four players in his squad who can play at left-back, including Oleksandr Zinchenko, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Jakub Kiwior and the returning Jurrien Timber.

Tierney’s Arsenal contract expires in 2026, meaning the Gunners are running out of time to make much money from his sale, while the player himself wants first-team football.

Tierney was an important player for Arsenal, but he doesn't fit what the Gunners want anymore

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Tierney was an important player for Arsenal, but he doesn’t fit what the Gunners want anymoreCredit: Getty

The Gunners are said to be looking for just £10 million to part ways with the Scottish left-back.

Speaking to talkSPORT about his future in May, Tierney revealed it was unlikely he remains in north London.

He said: “You never know in football. It’s probably quite rare that it happens when you come back from a loan.

‘”Of course, you’ve got circumstances like [William] Saliba where they’ve just come back and I don’t think he’s been out the team since.

“But it’s maybe a bit different for someone who has played four years already and goes back, but you genuinely never know.

“Football is a mad place, so let’s see what happens.”

Arteta appears to have moved on from Tierney

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Arteta appears to have moved on from TierneyCredit: Getty

So, Tierney is still at Arsenal, but it’s hard to see how he’ll be there by the end of the transfer window.

This is because he’s arguably now fifth choice at left-back, while he’s still only 27 and has the quality to play in a top European league.

Hopefully, he has a great Euro 2024 and gets a move away for the sake of his career.

Scotland begin their campaign against hosts Germany tonight, live on talkSPORT, and Tierney is expected to start from the off.

Kick-off at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena is scheduled for 8pm.

talkSPORT will have live coverage of the match presented by Adrian Durham from Germany.

Commentary will come from Joe Shennan and former Scotland striker Chris Iwelumo.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

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