Kieran Tierney is an Arsenal captain within the making and needs to be instructed to relax in coaching on account of his ‘ferocious’ tackling, Martin Keown has claimed.
The Gunners prolonged their successful streak to a few video games on Saturday evening with a 4-Zero win over West Bromwich Albion, and the Scotsman delivered the opener.
A meandering dribble from the left noticed him arrive within the penalty space earlier than whipping a right-foot shot past Sam Johnstone, prompting his teammates into an enormous celebration, such is his reputation within the squad.
Even when Arsenal’s kind was in decline, the left-back was a standout performer for Mikel Arteta with dependable shows and a powerful angle.
He was all the time trying to rallying the Gunners and his character is definitely impressing one membership legend.
Keown instructed BT Sport: “Proper from the start I may see there was a dedication about him.
“He’s simply the correct kind that you simply want… his persona, character.
“He’s a driving power and he’s a throwback.
“In coaching, they’ve to inform him to relax as a result of he’s tackling ferociously. I actually like that angle that he brings.
“He has acquired every part in his sport, it’s about constructing round him. Maybe an Arsenal captain within the making.”
Gareth Barry, who was additionally a pundit for BT Sport on the evening, was questioned if he believed Tierney was captain materials and the previous Man City and Everton midfielder replied: “Yeah, I do.
“He’s affecting the areas defensively and going ahead however what I actually appreciated is once they had been actually struggling, he was one of many gamers that didn’t go lacking.
“There have been just one or two gamers that might maintain their heads excessive and he was certainly one of them.”
Previous to the match, performed partially in heavy snow, Tierney additional endeared himself to Arsenal followers and neutrals as he warmed up in only a t-shirt in shorts, whereas different teammates had been wrapped up in hotter gear.