Arsenal have to let Kieran Tierney leave on loan this summer, he doesn’t deserve to sit on the bench at almost any team.

That’s on the back of a report from The Telegraph detailing loan interest from Spanish side Real Sociedad.

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26-year-old Tierney has fallen well down the pecking order at Arsenal and the La Liga side are interested in a season-long loan.

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Whether Arsenal would entertain such a deal remains to be seen.

However, what is clear, Tierney doesn’t deserve to merely be a squad player at Arsenal. 

Of all the good happening at the club this summer and last season, there’s only one disappointment: Kieran Tierney.

It’s not an issue with his performances, nor his attitude, rather his lack of chances.

Arsenal made a pretty radical change last season when inverting their full-back role and Tierney simply didn’t suit the position.

That being said, we’re now one year later and the situation is almost exactly the same.

As well as Oleksander Zinchenko, Tierney now also appears to be behind new signing Jurrien Timber at left-back and possibly even Jakub Kiwior.

There no longer seems any justification for Arsenal denying Tierney an exit, be it permanent or a loan, if that is his wish.

Tierney should be allowed to leave Arsenal on loan this season

It’s almost easy to forget just how crucial Kieran Tierney was during the early days of Mikel Arteta’s tenure.

Empty stadiums, fake crowd noises and Tierney carrying Arsenal’s performances – which admittedly does seem a long time ago.

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Nonetheless, not one Arsenal fan would have believed we’d be sitting here a few years later discussing a loan move.

Tierney really has been a victim of circumstances at Arsenal, and a loan move may even just be papering over the cracks.

As painful as it may be for Arsenal fans to see a favourite leave, it might be time for Tierney to depart permanently. 

Selling their Scotsman to a Premier League rival in Newcastle wouldn’t be too palatable, but there may not be too much choice.

With that being said, it may become clear that this loan interest from Real Sociedad really does suit all parties, including Arsenal. 

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