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Arteta: ‘I think Kieran Tierney can be Arsenal captain'

Mon 04 January 2021 | 6:52

Mikel Arteta believes Kieran Tierney could eventually end up as the Arsenal captain.

Kieran Tierney

has been impressing since he moved from Celtic in 2019 and has impressed again in the game against

West Brom

as Tierney scored the opener.

“I think he can be


captain as he has the respect and admiration of every member of the staff and every player,”

Mikel Arteta

said. “It is just the way he is. He does it in a natural way.

“He is a really shy boy as well but he represents all of us in the club; all of the values that we want to instill and are in the DNA in this club.”

Tierney is a quiet figure off the pitch and has been struggling to adjust to life in London.

“Since the moment I joined the club I have seen a player with enormous talent with the perfect attitude and commitment," Arteta said.

“He is a joy to work with and I am so happy for him for the way he scored [against West Brom] and everything he has put in to be better every day towards the team, towards the club.

“He has had some issues to adapt. We tried to help him. It was a challenge for him to leave his house as we all tried to help him.”

Arteta added: “He is shy and so humble. He came here and it took him a while. He had a really bad injury and was away from home but he is a natural leader.

“You see how he behaves on the pitch and when he talks he says the right thing. And he is exactly what we are looking for and I am so happy to have him in the team.

“He can still improve but he is a real threat in attack and really solid in defense.”

source: SportMob