Kieran Tierney has revealed he has signed a new long-term deal at Arsenal.
Speaking in a live interview on Arsenal.com, the Scotland international confirmed the news that was first reported last week. It’s believed his wages will increase to around £110,000 a week.
The Gunners signed Tierney from Celtic two years ago in a deal worth £25 million and after an injury-hit first season, he’s since established himself as one of the club’s most consistent performers.
To date, the 24-year-old has made 62 appearances, scoring three goals and making nine assists.
“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.”
Speaking about the deal, manager Mikel Arteta said: “This is great news for us today. 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!”
Following Scotland’s exit from Euro 2020, Tierney is now set for a bit of a break. He’ll miss the start of pre-season but could play a part in the trip the US.