Arsenal completed the signing of Kieran Tierney in the summer transfer window and even though he was currently injured at that moment, the gunners still decided to give the green light to the deal since Unai Emery wanted a new left back in his team. Arsenal’s new boss Mikel Arteta has spoken out on why Tierney is a special player.
Kieran Tierney did not take part in Arsenal’s first matches of the season since he arrived from Celtic with a hip injury but he however finally started to make appearances for the gunners in October and November but the North Londoners then later lost him to a shoulder injury in the 3-1 win over West Ham United.
Mikel Arteta hasn’t had the chance to use Tierney because the Scottish fullback was injured when he got appointed by the club in December and the player was ready for selection a week before the Premier League officially got suspended. Arteta explained how he is eager to use Tierney and revealed how the left back is going to be a special player for them.
“I’m really looking forward to working with him & giving him the opportunity to play. His attitude, his commitment, his willingness, it’s incredible. I think he’s going to bring something special to us.” Arteta said on Ian Wright’s YouTube channel.
“It [the injury] has been a shame, but it’s part of his development. During your career, you go through these moments. I challenged him to say, Kieran, how are you going to react to that? You can’t feel sorry for yourself, this happened.”
“Ok the level of pressure now is a little bit higher, you’re playing at a top club, top expectations. You have everything to be successful here. You have the best possible attitude I’ve known from a player, go & live your profession, Enjoy it”