Arsenal interested in signing 18-year-old Premiership left-back

Arsenal and Man City are keeping close tabs on Hibernian left-back Josh Doig and could launch a move to secure his transfer in the summer. U19 Scotland international came through the youth ranks at Hibs’ Edinburgh rivals, Hearts but made the switch to Easter Road in the summer of 2019 after he was released from his boyhood club.

Josh spent the first half of the last campaign with the reserves before being loaned out to Queen’s Park for the second half of the season. Upon returning, Doig has been thrust into the first-team at Hibernian by coach Jack Ross and he has made the most of his chances.

So far in his debut campaign with the Hibs, the 18-year-old defender has racked up 24 appearances in the Scottish Premiership, scoring one goal and setting up four more, as his team look set for a third-place finish. The Scottish defender’s growth over the past year or so has alerted a host of clubs down south in England.

The likes of Leicester City, Leeds United have all scouted the teenage left-back, as have two of the Big Six clubs in the Gunners and Man City. Gunners interest in the Scottish defender first emerged in winter earlier this year, when it was claimed that Arsenal, along with fellow London club, Chelsea, were monitoring the Hibs’ defender.

And, it looks like Arsenal have continued to keep tabs on the 18-year-old’s development since. Understandably so, given the need for a new left-back at Arsenal. Sead Kolasinac is no longer a part of the coach’s plans and was loaned out in winter. This has left Arsenal with Kieran Tierney as the only natural left-back in the squad.