Arsenal confirm left-back Kieran Tierney has signed a new five-year contract at the club… with Scotland left-back agreeing terms on deal worth in excess of £100,000 per week in north London
Arsenal have announced that left-back Kieran Tierney has signed a new long-term deal at the club.
Sportsmail reported last week that the two parties were in advanced talks about fresh terms involving a five-year deal worth more than £100,000 per week for the 24-year-old Scotland international.
But appearing in an interview on the club’s Twitch account, the defender – who joined Arsenal from Celtic in a £25million deal from Celtic in 2019 – revealed he had penned a new deal in north London shortly before the club announced the news on their website.
‘This is great news for us today,’ Gunners boss Mikel Arteta said.
‘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.’
Technical director Edu meanwhile added: ‘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.’
Tierney has made 62 appearances for the club and played an influential role in the Gunners winning the FA Cup in the 2019-20 season.