Ashley Cole assesses ‘brilliant’ impact of left-back Kieran Tierney at Arsenal

The Scotland international admits he has now fully settled under Mikel Arteta

Jack Rathborn
Wednesday 08 July 2020 12:23
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Ashley Cole insists fellow left-back Kieran Tierney is the “star” of Arsenal’s defence after shining once more for the Gunners since the Premier League restart.

The Scotland international has put an injury-hit debut season behind him since moving to north London from Celtic.

The 23-year-old is thriving as a wing-back under Mikel Arteta, who has handed him a wing-back role to influence the game at both ends of the pitch.

And former Gunners star Cole has been impressed by Tierney’s all-round game over the last month.

“I think he’s been solid. He came to Arsenal with high expectation, he was brilliant at Celtic,” Cole said on Sky Sports.

Tierney has impressed since the restart

“He came carrying an injury and now he is starting to get back to fitness and now he is the star of this Arsenal defence.

“He has top qualities, he can play into the striker, join attacks well, he has the quality of pass and he can defend one versus one.

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