Date: 15th June 2023 at 5:49pm
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Arsenal will face Nottingham Forest in their first game of the 2023/24 Premier League season. 

Mikel Arteta’s side came close to winning the league title for the first time in almost two decades this season, but were ultimately pipped to the trophy by Manchester City.

The Gunners will face City in the Community Shield in August, before getting their league campaign underway against Forest.

Arteta will be busy between now and then, though, with the summer transfer window set to be a busy one for the north London outfit.

Several players have been linked with a move to The Emirates, but it now appears that one of their stars could be on his way out of the club.

As per Football Insider, the north London side are said to be bracing themselves for interest in full-back Kieran Tierney.

The report claims that Arsenal are expecting an offer from Newcastle United for the defender, who played a bit-part role this season.

Tierney, 26, joined the Gunners from Scottish giants Celtic back in 2019 and was a regular during his first three seasons in the capital.

Tierney struggled for game time this season

His playing time dipped following the arrival of fellow left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko at Arsenal last summer, though, with the Ukraine international preferred by Arteta for the majority of the campaign.

Tierney, a 37-time Scotland international, made 36 appearances across all competitions this term but only started six Premier League matches.

In total, the Scot has played 123 times for Arsenal, but it appears increasingly likely that he could depart The Emirates this summer.

While the Magpies are said to be frontrunners for Tierney’s signature, both Manchester City and Aston Villa are also believed to keeping tabs on the player in case Newcastle’s attempt to sign him fails.

Tierney is said to be keen on the idea of a move to St. James’ Park as it would allow him to move close to his native Scotland.

Newcastle are expected to officially launch their first offer to sign the full-back towards the end of June, with the first half of July set to be a crucial period in determining whether or not the deal will happen.

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