Tierney signs new long-term Arsenal deal

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Arsenal have confirmed that Kieran Tierney has signed a new "long-term" contract with the club.

Tierney arrived at Arsenal in the summer of 2019 from boyhood club Celtic and has played 62 matches over the course of two years at the Emirates Stadium.

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Though troubled by injuries at times, the left-back has excelled when on the field and was an impressive performer for Scotland at Euro 2020.

Although Arsenal have not confirmed any specifics regarding his contract, it is believed that the 24-year-old Tierney has signed a five-year deal with the club.

Arsenal hail Tierney's commitment

His work ethic and quality has ensured that he is already one of the most exciting players in the Premier League
- Mikel Arteta

Manager Mikel Arteta told the club's official website: "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 the most exciting players in the Premier League and a hugely important part of our team, both on and off the pitch.

"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.”

Meanwhile, technical director Edu added: “We are so pleased to have agreed a new long-term deal with Kieran. Anyone who has seen him play will recognise very quickly that he is a player of huge ability, but I can tell you that he is also a player with a fantastic attitude and mentality.

“Kieran’s new contract is not just about the present and next season, it’s with a long-term vision and Kieran being an integral part of the future of the club.”

Tierney's commitment to Arsenal will be seen as a major boost at a point in the summer when the club's transfer strategy seemed to be flagging.