Joe Cole shares what Kieran Tierney did after Arsenal win
Joe Cole has shared on BT Sport (broadcast on 9/5; 21:22) how Kieran Tierney came back out after Arsenal’s win over West Brom to work on his crossing.
Tierney dropped down to the bench on Sunday after returning from injury for Thursday’s Europa League tie with Villarreal.
Of course, that proved to be a hugely disappointing night for Mikel Arteta’s men. And for many, the result signified the end of Arsenal’s season ahead of the last few Premier League games.
They did get back to winning ways against the Baggies. But obviously, that will have done little to lift the gloom surrounding the Emirates.
It is a season that Arsenal fans are looking forward to seeing the back of. But that does not mean that some of the players are ready to switch off.
Tierney came off the bench with 27 minutes remaining against West Brom. But Cole suggested that it was his actions after the game that really impressed him.
“Just a little quick mention, Tierney came out here after he’s played 30 minutes and he was practicing his crossing,” he told BT Sport. “We talked about characters at Arsenal, a lot of the Arsenal fans have been calling for him to be a captain of this club.
“And to do that when you’re coming back from injury shows to me that he has got his finger on the pulse. He has got the desire to take the club forward.”
As Cole alluded to, Arsenal fans will probably not be overly surprised to hear that it was Tierney working after the win.
The left-back has been one of the few players to emerge from this campaign with any credit. He seems to set the standard at the Emirates – as his actions on Sunday proved.
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