Kieran Tierney says that Arsenal can take a lot from the way they qualified for the Europa League Round of 16, scoring twice in the last half an hour to overturn a 2-1 deficit on the night and go through with a 3-2 win.
The Scottish international smashed home the equaliser before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang popped up with a rare thing from an Arsenal perspective – a late winner.
The Gunners don’t score enough goals in the closing stages of games, so to do so in a high pressure situation is very pleasing.
It’s something Tierney touched on afterwards, saying, “We bounced back the best way we possibly could and I think it is a good step for us to show we can face adversity, come back and go through.
“We never seem to do it the easy way. But credit to the boys we had some tough moments out there and some setbacks but to bounce back, score and go through to the next round, is all that matters.
“We are taking it game by game. We are not looking too far ahead, we have a big game on Sunday as well.
“The games are coming fast right now so we can only look at one game at at time.”
The former Celtic man drew praise from his manager too, who was happy to talk up the importance of the 67th minute goal which drew his side level.
“You mention the right word,” said the Spaniard, “because that is the way I would describe him, which is all determination and passion for what he does.
“The way he has come back from his injury and how willing he is to try to help the team, it gives us a big lift.”
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