The much-anticipated new long-term contract for Kieran Tierney at the Emirates Stadium has finally been made official, which comes as a huge boost for the club. The Scotsman had an exceptional season with the Gunners, making 38 appearances for Mikel Arteta’s team in his second full season at the club.
The 24-year-old was a key member of the squad which lifted the FA Cup and Community Shield last year, against all odds. Although the team looked flustered in the recent campaign, Tierney was one of the better players. When Arsenal looked for inspiration, Tierney provided it.
The young defender has penned a new five-year deal with the club.
Thank you everyone for your support and messages. Always appreciated and grateful. Delighted to sign the new contract ❤️ https://t.co/7dmxJdrT8z
— Kieran Tierney (@kierantierney1) June 25, 2021
After recovering from several serious injuries in his first campaign, the Scotland international has made the left-back slot his own in North London. Arsenal supporters now have huge hopes on Tierney, as they see him as someone who can lead from the front as a captain in the near future.
Technical director Edu said:
“We are so pleased to have agreed on a new long-term deal with Kieran. Anyone who has seen him play will recognize very quickly that he is a player of huge ability. But I can tell you that he is also a player with a fantastic attitude and mentality.”
“Kieran’s new contract is not just about the present and next season. It’s with a long-term vision and Kieran being an integral part of the future of the club.”
Tierney is already one of the most exciting players in the Premier League claims Arteta
This is what Mikel Arteta said about Kieran Tierney signing the new contract:
“This is great news for us today. As manager of the club, speaking on behalf of the coaching staff and the entire staff, it’s a pleasure to work with KT. His quality, energy, commitment, and professionalism, not only on matchdays, but every day in training are always at such a high level.”
“KT gives us so much extra strength both defensively and offensively and it’s great to know that he’ll be with us for the long term. Since his move from Celtic, his work ethic and quality has ensured that he is already one of the most exciting players in the Premier League. And a hugely important part of our team, both on and off the pitch.”
“I know all the fans will join me, the players and staff in looking forward to seeing KT playing in an Arsenal shirt for a few more years!”
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Tying down the former Celtic man was crucial, but the work is far from over. Arsenal still have to be massively “ruthless” in their squad development. There are several weak links in the team such as the attacking midfield position, central defensive midfielder, right-back, and a back-up for Tierney himself. Although the contract extension was a boost, things are far from the finishing line.
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