Scottish left-back Kieran Tierney has signed a brand new long-term contract at Arsenal, the Premier League membership introduced on Friday.
Tierney, 24, whose new deal reportedly takes him as much as 2026, was a uncommon brilliant spark in a desperately disappointing season for Mikel Arteta’s males, who completed eighth within the English top-flight.
Since becoming a member of from Celtic for £25 million ($35 million) in 2019, Tierney has constantly been one of many Gunners’ greatest performers and has earned his standing as a followers’ favorite.
“The club have been brilliant with me, so I am more than happy to extend it (the contract). I’m absolutely delighted,” Tierney informed Arsenal’s web site.
“I think the vision of the club, where it wants to go, and the expectations of the club are why I signed. Where I want to be in football is at the top. There’s no doubt about it, we’re not where we want to be just now, but we’re going in the right direction.”
Tierney excelled on the left aspect of a again three as Arsenal lifted the FA Cup in 2020 and he has additionally featured prominently in that place for his nation.
His loss to a calf harm was a significant component in Scotland shedding their Euro 2020 Group D opener 2-0 to the Czech Republic.
Tierney’s return helped encourage a much-improved efficiency in a 0-0 draw in opposition to England earlier than Scotland bowed out of the match with a 3-1 defeat to Croatia.
Arteta hailed Tierney’s dedication to the membership as “great news” as he tries to show Arsenal’s fortunes round.
“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,” mentioned the Spaniard.
“Since his move from Celtic, his work ethic and quality has ensured that he is already one of most exciting players in the Premier League and a hugely important part of our team, both on and off the pitch.”