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Kieran Tierney Signs Five-Year Deal

Scottish Left-back Kieran Tierney, has officially signed a new five-year contract with Arsenal. Tierney joined Arsenal from Celtic in 2019 and is considered by many to be the best left-back the club has had since Ashley Cole.

Tierney joined Arsenal from Celtic in the summer of 2019 for a reported fee of £25m, a Scottish transfer record and has quickly established himself as both a fan-favourite and as one of the very first names on the teamsheet.

Injuries have proven to be something of an issue for the left-back throughout his career, however, this has not stopped him having an immediate impact on the team whenever he plays.

Tierney seems to be one of manager Mikel Arteta’s many firm favourites. Though Tierney was unavailable for selection when Arteta initially took charge, the Scotsman thoroughly impressed Arteta in a mid-season training camp in Dubai and has since become one of Arteta’s most trusted lieutenants.

Tierney’s new contract is seen by many not just as a tremendous amount of faith, as his wage rises to nearly £110,000-a-week, but also as the fact that it is likely that Tierney will inherit the captain’s armband from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, when the striker moves on at the end of his deal.

Signing Tierney up to a brand new contract is the latest in a long line of impressive and important contract renewals that the club has completed in the past eighteen months or so, with Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Rob Holding and Folarian Balogun all committing their long-term futures to the club and Emile Smith Rowe looking likely to join them soon too.

While the focus for many is likely on the transfer window, Tierney’s new contract will likely give fans a huge boost ahead of what is set to be a busy summer for the club.

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