Here to stay! Tierney signs long-term deal

Kieran Tierney has signed a new long-term contract with us.

Since joining us from Celtic in the summer of 2019, the Scotland international has impressed with his consistently high-quality performances, making 62 appearances and becoming an integral part of the team.


The 24-year-old defender has established himself as a Premier League regular and played a huge role in lifting the Emirates FA Cup in his first season with us, setting up the winning goal in the semi-final, before again starring at Wembley in the final win over Chelsea.

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During his time with Celtic, Kieran made 170 appearances, winning four Scottish Premier League titles, two FA Cups and two League Cups. On the international stage, he scored on his debut for Scotland Under-18s, before being called up to his full national side as a teenager. Since then, Kieran has been a regular in the Scotland side, recently representing his country at Euro 2020.


Technical director Edu said: “We are so pleased to have agreed a new long-term deal with Kieran. Anyone who has seen him play will recognise very quickly that he is a player of huge ability, but I can tell you that he is also a player with a fantastic attitude and mentality. Kieran’s new contract is not just about the present and next season, it’s with a long-term vision and Kieran being an integral part of the future of the club.”


Mikel Arteta added: “This is great news for us today. As manager of the club, speaking on behalf of the coaching staff and the entire staff, it’s a pleasure to work with KT. His quality, energy, commitment and professionalism, not only on matchdays, but every day in training are always at such a high level. 

"KT gives us so much extra strength both defensively and offensively and it’s great to know that he’ll be with us for the long term. Since his move from Celtic, his work ethic and quality has ensured that he is already one of most exciting players in the Premier League and a hugely important part of our team, both on and off the pitch. 

"I know all the fans will join me, the players and staff in looking forward to seeing KT playing in an Arsenal shirt for a few more years!”


Kieran’s new contract is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.

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