It is no longer news that Arsenal has won their 14th FA Cup after beating Chelsea 2-1 on Saturday at the Wembley Stadium. But one player that has not been mentioned being instrumental to the success is left-back, Kieran Tierney.
Tierney, who joined Arsenal this season from Celtic with an injury that ruled him out of the majority of this season played a huge role in helping Arsenal to win the FA cup that qualified them automatically for the Europ League.
- Kieran Tierney has now won a trophy in every full season of his professional career. 2015-16: Three trophies, 2016-17: two trophies; 2017-18: Three trophies; 2018-19: Three trophies; 2019-20: One trophy.
- He has lifted a trophy in every 19 games he played
The Scottish had shown what he is capable of with his brand of attacking football and massive cut back from his end. Apart from being a dependable defender, Tierney can play as a wing-back with three at the back as well, which saw Arsenal flourishing against their fellow London club in the all-important final.
What is the impact of Kieran Tierney against Chelsea?
In the game against the Blues, the Scottish international showed why he has taken over the role from Sead Kolasinac with another impressive performnace.
Although his only blemish in the game was a sluggish moment when Chrisitan Pulisic scored for Chelsea, Tierney had an otherwise perfect outing. He was able to tame in-form Mason Mount, who was rendered anonymous for the most part of the game. The Englishman was restricted to some shots outside the box, with only one of them being on target.
In one of his long balls, which was eight in total in the game against Chelsea, one of them found its way to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before he was brought down in the box by César Azpilicueta, which won the team the penalty that was converted for the first Arsenal goal.
Kieran Tierney’s stats at Arsenal
In a first season blighted by injuries, Tierney was able to make 15 Premier League appearances and scored one goal in the process and created an assist. Overall, he has made 23 appearances for Gunners in his debut season.
With this kind of performance, a big season awaits Tierney in 2020/21. It is hoped that he will be fully fit this time around to be involved in the important games as the restructuring process begins under Mikel Arteta.
How much is Kieran Tierney worth?
The 23-year-old, who moved to Arsenal from Celtic for €25 million is worth 19.5 Million Euro (17.7 Million Pound). His contract with the Gunners earns him a whopping salary of 3.5 Million Euro (3.2 Million Pound) per year.