Kieran Tierney gave Arsenal fans across the world a major boost on Friday by signing a new long-term deal with the club.
So why has he committed to us - and what gives him confidence for the future?
"It feels amazing," Tierney told Arsenal.com. "Firstly, when the manager came to me and said, 'We want you to extend your deal, we're so happy with how you've come along' it was just amazing for me to hear because I've worked hard since I joined.
"I had a hard first season with injuries and COVID, but last season it really picked up for me, and the club have been brilliant with me, so I am more than happy to extend it. I'm absolutely delighted.
"I think the vision of the club, where it wants to go, and the expectations of the club [are why I signed[. Where I want to be in football is at the top. There's no doubt about it, we're not where we want to be just now, but we're going in the right direction.
"The way the club is run from the inside is amazing. I love everyone. I love all of the staff, I love all of the players, I love the manager and just working with them is an absolute joy. Being happy in life speaks for a lot and I am happy, so I was more than happy to commit my future [to the club]."
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