Kieran Tierney makes major decision on his Arsenal future

Kieran Tierney has been one of Arsenal’s most impressive performers since the appointment of Mike Arteta (Picture: Getty)

Kieran Tierney is ready to commit his long-term future to Arsenal and sign new five-year contract.

The Scotland international has been one of the shining lights since Mikel Arteta’s appointment 18 months ago, impressing with his attitude and commitment as much as his performance on the pitch.

According to Football.London, despite Arsenal facing up to the prospect of a first season without European football in 25 years, Tierney is settled in London and will sign a new deal, worth a reported £110,000-a-week, after this summer’s European Championships.

Tierney missed Scotland’s opening game of the tournament, a 2-0 defeat against Czech Republic, but his hopeful of featuring in tonight’s game against England at Wembley.

The former Celtic star is expected to form a key part of Arsenal’s new-look leadership group with David Luiz having already departed and Granit Xhaka likely to follow suit and join Jose Mourinho at Roma.

Kieran Tierney has enjoyed working with his Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta (Picture: Getty)

Arteta has previously said that Tierney possesses the ingredients to become Arsenal captain one day.

‘I think he can be Arsenal captain as he has the respect and admiration of every member of the staff and every player,’ he said towards the end of last season.

‘It is just the way he is. He does it in a natural way. He is a really shy boy as well but he represents all of us in the club; all of the values that we want to instill and are in the DNA in this club.’

Arsenal, meanwhile, remain on the lookout for a reliable back-up option for Tierney with Ryan Bertrand, Tyrick Mitchell and Hibernian youngster Josh Doig all on the north London club’s radar.

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