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‘He’d be great’: Ex-Arsenal man thinks £25m-rated star is exactly what Unai Emery needs

Former Arsenal player Scott Marshall has told The Scottish Sun that he hopes the Gunners will sign Kieran Tierney from Celtic and end his unwanted record.

The ex-defender is the last Scottish player to represent the Gunners in the top-flight of English football. After 22 years he hopes Tierney will finally end the wait.

Marshall played 23 games for Arsenal between 1991 and 1998 having risen through the club’s academy ranks.

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He also featured briefly for Celtic. In 1999 he joined the club on loan from Southampton and played just one game before returning to the Saints.

The former Scotland Under-21 international believes that the £25m-rated Tierney would excel should he opt for a move south.

He told The Scottish Sun: “I didn’t think when I played for Arsenal in 1997 that we’d be talking about this length of time without a Scot in the team. It’s pretty unbelievable.

“He’d be a great player for Arsenal. He is exactly the kind of character they need in their squad.”

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Arsene Wenger wasn’t overly known for his recruitment of British players so it is perhaps no surprise that the club has waited so long for a Scottish star.

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Marshall has a point, however, when he says Tierney would shine in England.

At 22-years-old he fits in nicely with the ethos at Arsenal and he could well go on to become a real legend at the Emirates Stadium.

His all-action style of defending and getting forward isn’t too dissimilar to that of Andrew Robertson and if he does sign, Arsenal will hope for a similar impact.

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