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‘He can be Arsenal captain’ Silvestre hails Kieran Tierney

Fri 15 January 2021 | 15:58

Former Gunners defender is impressed by the Scottish player and his impact on Arsenal’s defense.

Kieran Tierney

is currently spending his second season at


. The Scottish defender joined the Gunners from


in the summer of 2019 as he was being eyed by a number of clubs for a possible transfer. The 23-year-old’s injuries blocked him from making a significant impact in his debut season but his solid performances in the current campaign have established him as a key player in Mikel Arteta’s team.

Mikael Silvestre

believes that there is more to come from Tierney and it is imaginable to see him as the Gunners captain in the future. 

“I'd say Kieran Tierney has been their standout player this season. He's done so well, especially after his injury last season,”

He told 


“He's proving his worth and he'll inspire a lot of his team-mates because he never gives up.

“He's a future captain for sure and while he needs a lot more games under his belt, he definitely has the quality to be the best left-back in the league.

“He definitely has the mentality to wear the armband for Arsenal one day.”

Asked about Arsenal’s recent performances, Silvestre responded:

“I've been impressed by Arsenal's recovery in recent weeks. It does look like it's all or nothing for them at the moment though.

“They've had success in winning

the FA Cup

, they have great quality in their young players and the squad look like they have bought into what Mikel Arteta is trying to achieve.

“It's a very competitive league though. You can't just turn up and think you're going to play nice football and get results; you have to put a shift in.

“Arsenal have learnt that the hard way in the last few weeks.”

source: SportMob