Arsenal fans have expressed their joy on Twitter after Football London’s Chris Wheatley reported that the club have opened talks with Kieran Tierney over a new deal.
Tierney was one of the bright sparks for Arsenal in an otherwise very disappointing campaign for them. The former Celtic left-back showed his class and leadership quality, and he was one of their top performers last season.
The Scotland international scored two goals and registered five assists in 38 appearances for the Gunners last season, and he is in line over a long-term deal at the club.
Tierney, who quickly has become a fan-favourite at the Emirates, has three years left on his current deal, but Arsenal still want to tie him down on a long-term contract.
Here are some of the selected tweets:
Finally some good news
— ً (@Cb_24s) June 11, 2021
10 year deal. Captain. 200k a week.
— G (@GeorgeySibun) June 11, 2021
The only positive to take at the moment
— Yaseen Führer (@YassinChadli2) June 12, 2021
In that contract should be a pay rise a 5 yr deal and status promotion to team captain
— Joe (@newdays76) June 11, 2021
Best news in a while. Let's just hope he signs. Would understand if he didnt to be honest..
— Mrs OdoiSZN10 (@ChrissMum3) June 11, 2021
First bit of good news of the transfer window
— Nachi Vieira-Laudrup (@nachi156) June 11, 2021
Offer him the world!
— James SOMER (@JamesSOMER2) June 11, 2021
The 24-year-old made 27 Premier League appearances last season, missing a chunk of games towards the end with an injury.
The report states that Tierney is happy in London and technical director Edu will now present a proposed contract offer for the Arsenal board to sign off.
Arsenal are looking to offload some of the high earners at the club this summer to make room for new arrivals.
The Gunners are also in the market for another left-back this summer, with the club lining up a young player, who can provide quality back-up to the Scot.
Arsenal youngster Emile Smith Rowe is also likely to commit his future with the Gunners. He has two years left on his present deal, and the club want to reward him with an extension.