There was good news earlier when Kieran Tierney today extended his contract at the club, signing an extension that will keep him at Arsenal at until 2026.
The Scottish international signed from Celtic in the summer of 2019 for a fee of £25m, money that feels extremely well spent.
Speaking to the official website, he explained his motivations behind putting pen to paper on his new contract, and why he thinks he be part of a team which can bring success back to North London.
On the key factors, he said, “I think the vision of the club, where it wants to go, and the expectations of the club. Where I want to be in football is 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.
“When the manager came to me and said, ‘We want you to extend your deal, we’re so happy with how you’ve come along’ it was just amazing for me to hear because I’ve worked hard since I joined,” he said.
“I had a hard first season with injuries and Covid, but last season it really picked up for me, and the club have been brilliant with me, so I am more than happy to extend it. I’m absolutely delighted.”
Since his arrival, the 24 year old has become a firm favourite with fans, and that too played a part in his decision.
“Obviously the love that I had at Celtic, I thought you can’t replicate that anywhere but from day one the Arsenal fans have shown me so much love,” he said.
“They have been patient with me through injuries. Times when it has not gone well they have stuck with me, even messages on social media and seeing people on the street.
“It is just brilliant and it gives you confidence. I just can’t wait to get fans back in the stadiums now.”
There’s still plenty to do this summer, but this is bit of news that every Arsenal fan should be delighted with.