Arsenal have announced that defender Kieran Tierney has signed a fresh long-term deal at the club.
It was reported last week that the two sides were in advanced talks about fresh terms involving a five-year contract worth more than £100,000-a-week for the 24-year-old Scotland international.
But appearing in an interview on the Gunners’ website, the left-back – who joined Arsenal from his boyhood club Celtic in a £25 million deal in 2019 – revealed he had penned a contract extension in north London shortly before the north Londoners announced the news themselves.
Tierney has made 62 appearances for Arsenal and played an influential role in the London-based giants’ winning the FA Cup in the 2019-20 season.
He has been a key member of Arteta’s roster ever since the Spanish manager’s arrival and has become a leading figure within the group in spite of some injury issues since swapping Celtic Park for the Emirates Stadium.
But the news will come as a major boost to Arteta, who is targeting a squad overhaul in the summer, with the Gunners in talks to land Brighton and England star Ben White and Belgium Under-21 international Albert Sambi Lokonga.
Kieran was also part of the Scotland roster that was knocked out in the group stage at UEFA Euro 2020 this week.