Adrian Durham has taken intention at Arsenal followers over their hype of Kieran Tierney, claiming the defender isn’t nearly as good as they are saying he’s.
Tierney has earned reward for his ardour and up to date performances in a Gunners shirt, however Durham insists he isn’t the reply to all their issues.
Actually, the outspoken talkSPORT host claims the Scotland worldwide isn’t even within the high eight left-backs within the Premier League, and is ‘one million miles’ behind Scottish compatriot, fellow left-back and Liverpool star Andy Robertson.
Arsenal followers hailed Tierney for his passionate show in Sunday’s 0-Zero draw with Leeds United and his response to Nicolas Pepe’s purple card at Elland Street.
Supporters liked seeing the full-back sq. as much as Ezgjan Alioski at full-time after the Leeds ahead’s ‘Oscar-worthy’ response to a brush of heads from Pepe, which led to the Gunners ace being despatched off.
He additionally appeared to take umbrage with teammate Granit Xhaka for placing his arm across the Whites ace after the sport, which additionally happy Arsenal legend Martin Keown.
“The best way Kieran Tierney was attempting to have a phrase with Alioski at full-time – the participant he noticed because the protagonist in Pepe’s sending off – confirmed spectacular preventing spirit,” the Invincible instructed the Day by day Mail.
“Tierney typified that spirit within the sport itself, too. He bombs ahead, he places in these further yards for his staff.
“Tierney might need felt incensed to see Granit Xhaka together with his arm round Alioski on the finish of the sport after what had occurred. I might have definitely felt like that if I’d seen considered one of my team-mates virtually fraternising with the enemy.
“Tierney is simply the kind of persona Arsenal want of their staff.”
Supporters have additionally obtained behind Tierney for exhibiting the form of character and spirit they need extra of their gamers would extra repeatedly show.
However Durham isn’t satisfied by the 23-year-old, saying – regardless of successful 4 league titles with Celtic – he’s not one of many high gamers in his place within the English top-flight.
Talking on Monday’s Drivetime, the host – who has a mushy spot for winding up Gooners – stated: “All of the Arsenal followers assume Kieran Tierney is a future captain and that he’s good…
“However he’s on a stage with a [Patrick] Van Aanholt or a Luke Shaw.
“He’s behind an Aaron Cresswell or an Enda Stevens, or a [Timothy] Castagne or a Matt Targett… he’s method behind [Sergio] Reguilon and [Lucas] Digne!
“And he’s miles behind, a MILLION MILES behind [Ben] Chilwell and [Andy] Robertson.
“Tierney’s alright, he’s okay, however he’s not going to be the reply to all of Arsenal’s issues.
“And but, all of the followers assume he’s!”