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He doesn’t waste time – Keown praises Kieran Tierney

Sun 03 January 2021 | 7:27

The Scotland international scored a spectacular solo goal in the Gunners’ 4-0 victory against West Brom.

Kieran Tierney

joined Arsenal from

Celtic

in 2019 but was not able to fulfill expectations due to an injury. Since his shoulder problem was solved, Tierney has been consistently displaying high-quality performances for his team. The Scottish left-back scored one goal and assisted another one in Arsenal’s 4-0 win against

West Brom

on Saturday. In a post-match interview with

BT Sport

,

Martin Keown

has praised the young player.

“Look at the anger,”

Keown said about

the goal celebration.

“He wants to make something happen, that’s what I like.

“Your football career is a short period in your life and you want to make a mark. 

“That young man has come down from 

Scotland 

and he does not want to waste any time.

“He is going to set the standard for the future for Arsenal.

“The end product now is coming into his game; it is improving all the time.

“It does not matter who is playing on that left side, [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang or [Gabriel] Martinelli, as long as Tierney is playing you get that effectiveness down the left.”

Asked about the performance of

Emile Smith Rowe

and

Bukayo Saka

as a pair, Keown responded:

"It was like a throwback to the Pires years, the Henry movement,

“They would have been brought through with this in the academy, that’s the specialness about it.

“Smith Rowe with a give and go and keeps his run going. Saka knows he will find him, he just rolls it in. 

“I have been immensely impressed with Smith Rowe since he came into the team.

"It’s the type of role everyone thought [Mesut] Ozil was going to fill. So the manager wants that type of player and he wants youth and exuberance and he is getting it with these two.”


source: SportMob