Kieran Tierney has had plenty of plaudits since moving south of the border – but the Scotland star has earned more after his latest Arsenal display.
The full-back was immense once again as Arsenal continued their return to form with a 4-0 victory over West Brom. Goals from the man himself, Bukayo Saka and an Alexandre Lacazette doubled sealed a big win.
Tierney also notched an assist in this game but it was his solo goal that really caught the eye. He drove at the West Brom defence, cutting inside and out, before firing an unstoppable effort past Sam Johnstone.
It set Arsenal on the road to three points and they now sit 11th as their slow climb up the table begins to gather momentum. While not wearing the captain’s armband, currently held by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, former Gunner Martin Keown doesn’t think a changing of the guard is far away.
“Right from the beginning I could see there was a determination about him”, Keown (BT Sport) “He’s just the right type that you need… his personality, character. He’s a driving force and he’s a throwback.
“In training, they have to tell him to calm down because he’s tackling ferociously. I really like that attitude that he brings. He has got everything in his game, it’s about building around him. Perhaps an Arsenal captain in the making.”
Tierney will look to continue this form into the rest of what the 2020/21 campaign brings, Scotland’s Euro 2020 campaign in the summer edging closer by the day.