Alan Shearer has lauded the impact that Kieran Tierney is making at Arsenal, saying he is “everything you want from a modern full-back”.
Tierney came through the ranks with Celtic and he totted up over 100 appearances for them between 2015 and 2019.
It was a highly successful period for the youngster. He won the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year award for three straight seasons up to the 2017/18 campaign.
His performances in Scotland attracted the interest of numerous teams. But Arsenal secured his services for £25m in August 2019.
Tierney missed the start of the 2019/20 season through injury. But when he returned to fitness, he immediately established himself as a regular starter for the Gunners.
He ended up making 24 appearances in all competitions last term and he has continued his great form into this season.
The left-back has played in all 16 of Arsenal’s Premier League games this season. He put in another stellar display last time out as Arsenal convincingly beat West Brom 4-0 at the Hawthorns.
Tierney was named Shearer’s Team of the Week for his showing. He got a goal and an assist en route to their victory. Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe were also named in the eleven.
Shearer praised Tierney for his complete performance against West Brom, which has been shared by the Premier League’s official website:
“He provided everything you want from a modern full-back, scoring a brilliant goal and setting up another while also helping his team keep a clean sheet.”