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Arsenal are among a number of teams sending scouts to watch Kieran Tierney and Moussa Dembele in their match against Bayern Munich.

That’s according to the Mirror, who write that despite Tierney signing a new six-year deal with Celtic, he’s still attracting a lot of suitors to the game.

Of course, there are plenty of other reasons to attend, including the Bayern team and Moussa Dembele. That has, reportedly, convinced as many as 17 Premier League sides to send scouts the game.

Dembele, 21, has had a decent start to the season with Celtic, scoring five goals and providing two assists in 10 games so far.

However, that’s not quite on the same level as what he achieved last year, when he scored 32 goals and added nine assists in 49 matches. That’s 0.84 goal contributions per game, a very decent total for such a young player.

Arsenal have held a long-standing interest in the player and could have signed him for free before he moved to Scotland.

There’s always the accusation that Scottish football’s level isn’t high enough to provide serious competition. But that’s exactly why scouts will be in attendance for the game against Bayern Munich, to see how Dembele and Tierney perform when faced with some of Europe’s best players.

Of course, the new six-year deal will ensure that Tierney doesn’t leave for nothing, but after the match we should know a little more about whether he’ll be attracting bids regardless, any time soon.

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