Date: 2nd December 2019 at 7:37pm
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Some Celtic fans aren’t regretting that the club let Kieran Tierney and Patrick Roberts go this past summer, as both were on the bench for their new clubs at the weekend.

Tierney did not make an appearance in Arsenal’s recent 2-2 draw away to Norwich City and Roberts did not come on from the bench in the Canaries’ clash (Guardian).

Roberts was at Parkhead on a loan deal at Parkhead from the 2016-2018, while Tierney is a product of the Hoops youth academy and joined the Gunners this past summer.

Do Celtic miss Tierney or Roberts?

We miss KT

We miss KT

We miss Roberts!

We miss Roberts!

Glad they're gone!

Glad they're gone!

A debate about the players broke out between Celtic fans, who don’t regret letting them go and feel that it was their decision to leave the club.

Tierney, the Hoops youth product, joined Arsenal late in the summer transfer window for a fee of £25million. Since joining the Gunners, Tierney has played nine times in all competitions for the club.

In his last season for the Hoops, Tierney had played 40 times in all competitions for the club. He managed to get one assist and racked up as many as six assists as well. During his time at the club, he played 170 times in all competitions and scored eight times, racking up 37 assists.

As for Roberts, he played 78 times in all competitions for the club. He scored 18 times and racked up as many as 26 assists. After the stint at Parkhead, he was loaned out to Girona last season and is now on loan at Carrow Road.


What do we think?

It is fair to say that the exits of both players hardly left Celtic in a lurch. Once Tierney left, the club did end up signing Greg Taylor from Kilmarnock this past summer. When Roberts left, the club had enough talent in there to replace the former Fulham man.

The fact that the club is still at the top of the league – ahead of Rangers on goal difference. They’ve made it to the next round of the Europa League by finishing top of their group. It can’t get better than that.