Danny Mills suggests Arsenal could make shock raid for Tottenham star

Former Premier League ace Danny Mills has suggested that Arsenal could make an approach to sign Danny Rose from Tottenham Hotspur, should they fail to land the signature of Kieran Tierney from Celtic. The Gunners have been hot on the trail of Tierney since the beginning of the transfer window but so far, they have not reached an agreement with the Hoops.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, Mills indicated that Rose will want to join a top European outfit this summer, considering he requires regular gametime in order to make the England squad for the Euros next year. He added that he may have the option of staying put in north London with the Gunners, although the fierce rivalry between them and Spurs could scupper the chances of any move.

He said: “He’ll want to play football and he’ll want to be first choice. You’ve got the Euros coming up next year, if he’s not playing that jeopardises his chances of making the Euros squad. It could be his last international tournament. If Arsenal can’t get Tierney, would they take Danny Rose? They should do. The Arsenal-Tottenham thing is of course always going to be an issue but they would take him.”

Arsenal have failed with a couple of transfer offers for Tierney this summer and reports indicate that an improved third bid could be sufficient to do business with the Hoops. As such, a move for Rose remains out of question at the moment, though stranger things have happened when it comes to the transfer window.

Unai Emery’s side were deemed to be working on a restricted £45m budget for the summer but they have surprised many people with the club-record £72m purchase of Nicolas Pepe from Lille. Though the deal has been sorted with a series of instalments, the media seems to have misjudged the ambition of the club in the transfer market this summer.