Kieran Tierney Wages & Contract
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Kieran Tierney plays as a left-back for Arsenal Football Club. Tierney is defensively strong and explosive going forward. He is a player who hounds opposition wingers and enjoys driving past opposition defenders before whipping crosses into the box.
Tierney was born on the 5th June 1997 on the Isle of Man before moving to Scotland when he was just 10 months old. He joined his childhood club, Celtic at the age of 7 as part of the academy. Throughout his teenage years, Tierney developed his craft as a left-back before making his debut for Celtic’s first team in 2015.
Tierney’s rise was not without difficulty as just a year before his senior team debut he broke his leg. When he talks about this time now he describes it as going from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows. However, he also says that this setback made him "hungrier".
In his second season with the first team, Tierney managed to contribute to Celtic winning the Scottish Premiership. So much so that at the end of the season, Tierney was awarded a new 5-year contract with the club.
The following 2016/17 season Celtic won a domestic treble and remained undefeated for the entire season. For the 2017/18 season, Tierney was named club captain. Under his leadership, the club would go on to win two more trebles. His team's success and individual ability was starting to draw the attention of major clubs around the world.
It did not take long for Celtic to begin receiving offers for the young star and in 2019 Tierney signed for Arsenal for a fee of £25 million. In his first year with the club, Arsenal did not have their best run of form however they still managed to win the FA Cup.
Tierney was performing well in the 2021/22 season until a setback in March. A knee injury took him out for the remainder of the season. The following summer Arsenal signed left-back and 4x Premier League winner Oleksandr Zinchenko. Zinchenko has often been Mikel Arteta’s first-choice left-back for the 2022/23 season.
When Tierney has had the chance to play, he has performed well. Many fans prefer him to Zinchenko defensively, however, Zinchenko is seen to offer more in an attacking capacity. Arsenal fans are delighted to have two strong players for the position in a squad that generally lacks a depth of quality in key positions.
Tierney's journey on the international stage with Scotland began in 2016 when he was selected to play in a friendly against Denmark. Andy Robertson, a Champions League winner, plays in the same position as Kieran Tierney for their national team. Luckily both are amongst the best players on this squad and so the coach generally adjusts the formation to accommodate both players.