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Former Gunner backs Kieran Tierney to be future Arsenal captain & best left-back in Premier League

Former Gunner backs Kieran Tierney to be future Arsenal captain & best left-back in Premier League

Tierney’s Arsenal stint

Arsenal signed Kieran Tierney in the summer of 2019, for a reported £25m fee.

And the Scotsman has since gone on to prove exactly what a fine piece of business that was.

Whether operating as a left-sided centre-back in a back-five, or as a natural left-back in a back-four, Tierney has been solid for Arsenal throughout, especially this season.

Amid a lack of creativity up top, the former Celtic man has stood as one of the few attacking sparks for the Gunners to this point in the campaign. A dazzling recent display vs West Brom, meanwhile, represented a particular highlight.

Former Gunner backs Kieran Tierney to be future Arsenal captain & best left-back in Premier League

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND – JANUARY 02: Kieran Tierney of Arsenal celebrates with teammates Rob Holding, Dani Ceballos and Pablo Mari after scoring their team’s first goal during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns on January 02, 2021 in West Bromwich, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Rui Vieira – Pool/Getty Images)

Tierney to be future Arsenal captain?

Tierney’s importance to the north Londoners was also apparent earlier this week.

The defender missed out on a meeting with Crystal Palace through injury, with his absence very much felt.

Arsenal looked poor down the left throughout the clash, with the right-footed Ainsley Maitland-Niles having struggled to replicate the attacking exploits of his Scottish teammate.

In turn, now, Tierney has received some high praise from a former Gunners full-back.

Mikael Silvestre spent two years at Arsenal between 2008 and 2010.

And when speaking about Tierney during a recent interview, the Frenchman voiced his opinion that the 23-year-old has all the makings of a future Arsenal captain:

“I’d say Kieran Tierney has been their standout player this season. He’s done so well, especially after his injury last season.

“He’s proving his worth and he’ll inspire a lot of his team-mates because he never gives up.

“He’s a future captain for sure and while he needs a lot more games under his belt, he definitely has the quality to be the best left-back in the league. He definitely has the mentality to wear the armband for Arsenal one day.”

Quotes via Goal.

See also: Liverpool vs Manchester United betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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