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Arsenal to move for new left-back this summer?

Arsenal are reportedly set to target a young left-back in the summer transfer window, with the proposed signing likely to play second fiddle to Kieran Tierney.

Arsenal will reportedly target an up-and-coming left-back in the summer transfer window.

The Gunners' only recognised player in that position - Kieran Tierney - has been out with a calf problem recently, and Mikel Arteta's side have suffered without their first-choice left-back.

Cedric Soares, a right-back by trade, has been forced to deputise on the opposite side of defence in Tierney's absence, and the club allowed Sead Kolasinac and Ainsley Maitland-Niles to leave on loan during the January transfer window.

According to The Athletic, Arsenal are aware that they need to bolster their options at left-back, and they are committed to bringing in a new player in that position before the 2021-22 campaign gets underway.

The report adds that any signing would not displace Tierney as first-choice, so the club are hoping to welcome a highly-rated youngster to North London rather than an established defender who would command regular starts.

Cedric has put in a number of solid displays at left-back but was at fault for Ollie Watkins's winner against Aston Villa on Saturday, although Arsenal supposedly do not expect Tierney to be out for much longer.

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