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​Arsenal follow Tierney strategy to sign Celtic forward Edouard

Arsenal have submitted a new offer for Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard.

The Gunners are hoping to secure the signing of the Frenchman before the transfer window closes.

And according to transfer expert Ian McGarry, Arsenal hope the deal follows a similar path to the negotiations that eventually led them to signing Kieran Tierney.

An offer of £15 million was previously rejected, and an improved bid is expected.

"It's our information that there is an interest from Arsenal in Odsonne Edouard, the France [youth] international striker currently at Celtic," McGarry said on the Transfer Window podcast.

"It's our information that the initial offer from Arsenal was £15m, which was rejected by Celtic.

"That offer has since been increased to £20m with add-ons up to the value of another £2.5m.

"However, the payment would be staged over four years. Something which of course we saw last season with the transfer of Kieran Tierney to the Emirates.

"Celtic would prefer to have a much bigger payment up front."

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