Mikel Arteta predicts that Kieran Tierney is going to “bring something special” to Arsenal in the years to come.
The Scotland international move to the Emirates Stadium last summer in a deal worth around £25m after months of speculation.
Tierney has played just 11 times this season due to separate hip and shoulder injuries but Arsenal boss Arteta can’t wait to have the opportunity to work with him when football resumes.
“I am really looking forward to working with him and giving him the opportunity to play,” Arteta told Ian Wright on the Arsenal legend’s YouTube channel. “His attitude, his commitment, his willingness it’s incredible. I think he’s going to bring something special to us.
“It’s a shame [about his injury] but always it’s part of his development. In your career you go through these moments. I challenge him to say ‘Kieran how are you going to react to that? you cannot feel sorry for yourself, the level of pressure now is a bit higher but you have to deal with it.
“You are playing with a top club, with expectations, deal with it! ‘You have everything to be successful here, you have the best possible attitude that I know from a player go and enjoy it.”
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