Kieran Tierney has signed a new contract with Arsenal that takes his deal with the club running until 2026. The player emerged as one of the most important names on the teamsheet for Mikel Arteta, and fans are no doubt relieved to see Arsenal tie down arguably one of their best players this past season.
Tierney featured for Scotland in the Euros, and played two games for the national team as their campaign was cut short in the group stages. In the 20/21 Premier League, he provided 1 goal and 4 assists as the Gunners finished outside European places. He played over 2300 minutes for the team across 38 games, and is one of their most important players.
“It feels amazing,” said Tierney when asked about the new contract. “The manager came to me and said, ‘I want you to extend your deal, we’re so happy with you.’ It was amazing for me to hear because i’ve worked hard since I joined.
“I had a hard first season with injuries and Covid but last season it really picked up for me, the club have been brilliant with me, so I was more than happy to extend.
He added: “The vision of the club and where it wants to go and the expectations of the club is where I want to be in football; at the top. There’s no doubt about it, we’re not where we want to be just now. But we’re going in the right direction.
“The way the club is run on the inside is amazing, I love all the staff, I love all the players, I love the manager and working with them is an absolute joy. Being happy in life speaks for a lot and I’m happy right now.”