Arsenal have officially confirmed that defender Kieran Tierney has signed a new long-term deal. The 24-year-old Scotland international has made 62 appearances for Arsenal since a £25m move from Celtic in 2019.
Speaking to the clubs official website after the deal was announced, the youngster explained how it was an easy decision to extend with the Gunners:
It feels amazing, when the manager came to me and said that the club wanted to extend my deal and that they were so happy at how I’ve come on, it was amazing for me to hear.
“I’ve worked so hard since I joined – I had a hard first season with injuries and Covid, but last season really picked up for me and the club have been brilliant with me. So I am more than happy to extend it.
I think the vision of the club and where it wants to go, the expectations of the club is where I want to be in football, at the top. Also See: Transfer Centre LIVE! Papers – latest headlines Latest Arsenal news Arsenal’s fixtures “There’s no doubt about it that we’re not where we want to be just now but we’re going in the right direction.
The way the club is run from the inside is amazing, I love everyone – all the staff, the players, the manager and working with them is an absolute joy. “So being happy in life speaks for a lot and I am happy and more than happy to commit my future.”
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta expressed his own delight at the news, heaping praise on Tierney for his professionalism:
This is great news for us, as manager of the club, speaking on behalf of the coaching staff and the entire staff, it’s a pleasure to work with KT. His quality, energy, commitment and professionalism, not only on matchdays, but every day in training are always at such a high level.
“KT gives us so much extra strength both defensively and offensively and it’s great to know that he’ll be with us for the long term. Since his move from Celtic, his work ethic and quality has ensured that he is already one of most exciting players in the Premier League and a hugely important part of our team, both on and off the pitch.
“I know all the fans will join me, the players and staff in looking forward to seeing KT playing in an Arsenal shirt for a few more years!”