By Frank McAvennie

9th Apr, 2021 | 12:30pm

McAvennie backs Tierney to join Man City after big development as he's 'too big' for Arsenal

Frank McAvennie has tipped Kieran Tierney to move to Manchester City as he is ‘bigger’ than Arsenal after some impressive recent performances.

The former Celtic striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed Tierney is much better than Man City’s left-backs Benjamin Mendy and Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Arsenal have confirmed that Tierney will miss the next four to six weeks after picking up ligament damage in his left knee during the Gunners’ clash with Liverpool.

There is no doubting that Tierney has been one of the stand-out performers at The Emirates this season as the club has continued to struggle in their race for Europe.

McAvennie claims Tierney is now ‘bigger’ than Arsenal and that he could play for any team in the world if he wanted to.

“It’s such a shame. He’s been such a good, influential player at Arsenal,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.

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“I actually think that he’s too big for Arsenal now, with the way he’s been playing this season and especially in the last few weeks.  

“I can honestly see him going to Manchester City because he’s better than any of their left-backs. 

“There’s no doubting that he can play in any team, he could go anywhere in the world if he wanted to.”

Tierney has made 33 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal this season though he recently missed a run of Premier League games with a knee injury that is unrelated to his current knock.

This new injury shouldn’t rule Tierney out of this summer’s European Championship as he still looks set to return before the end of the season, leaving him ready to lead Scotland.

In other Celtic news, McAvennie has told us what his Hoops sources have said about the hunt for a new manager after a new Eddie Howe bombshell.