It wouldn’t be an Arsenal match if Kieran Tierney wasn’t being praised from all angles, would it?

The Scotland star is impressing week after week at Arsenal as he becomes not only one of their better defenders, but one of their best attackers going forward too. That was evident in the FA Cup.

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Racking up plenty of plaudits south of the border as he goes from strength to strength. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

The left-back turned in another awe-inspiring display as Arsenal got through to the next round of the FA Cup against Newcastle United, goals from Emile Smith-Rowe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sealing victory.

Tierney grabbed an assist and the headlines as he goes from strength to strength, their best player by some distance in recent weeks, fans falling in love with his 100% effort style of play.

It’s grabbing the attention of former players too, Martin Keown urging wantaway Arsenal midfielder Mezut Ozil to be like Tierney: “It hurts me that a player of that talent can’t get on the football pitch, it’s a crying shame.

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Be more like Tierney. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

“For me, he doesn’t go down as a legend, because he doesn’t match the energy and determination of legends that I’ve seen at that football club. If he had Tierney’s determination, coupled with that ability, he might’ve gone down as the best player ever to play for Arsenal.”

Of course fans were excited by the man manager Mikel Arteta and several others have touted as a future Gunners captain, his latest display perhaps pick of the bunch so far. This form at Euro 2020 for Scotland will be key.

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