Kieran Tierney is “one of the best left-backs in the Premier League” and a model of consistency for Arsenal that is not “flashy” and a steady “seven out of 10 and above every week”, says Nigel Winterburn.
The Gunners knew what they were buying into when doing a deal with Celtic in 2019, with Tierney having seen a move to the Premier League mooted for some time.
Injuries stunted his early progress, but Tierney is now a key part of Mikel Arteta’s plans and a man being billed as a future Arsenal captain in the making.
Winterburn, who once filled the same role for the Gunners, believes the 23-year-old is already part of British football’s elite, telling FreeSuperTips:
“When Kieran Tierney first came to Arsenal, he was injured and unable to train with the team. He came in on a separate rehabilitation programme initially, but now we are starting to see what he can really produce on a regular basis.
“He’s one of the best left-backs in the Premier League, when you consider his consistency, his crossing and the chances he creates.
“How successful he will be will depend on how many games he plays, how many trophies he wins, but he’s up there with the best full-backs in the Premier League. His level of performance has been great.
“You don’t need anything flashy from your defenders, you need them to do their job well and be seven out of 10 and above every week, which is exactly what he does.”