A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Kieran Tierney’s return to training for Mikel Arteta’s Gunners.
The left-back joined Arsenal last summer from Celtic in a reported £25million deal, arriving at the Emirates Stadium to much fanfare given his heroics for the Scottish Premiership team.
However, Tierney – who was nursing a hip problem when he joined the Gunners – has made just 12 senior appearances since his arrival at the Emirates Stadium.
After a taste of first-team action in the closing months of 2019, the 22-year-old picked up a shoulder injury midway through December which kept him out of action since.
With Premier League teams now back in training following the football suspension, Tierney was pictured in training at London Colney on Tuesday.
How does it feel to be back, KT? 👍 pic.twitter.com/BL00VPP5VB
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) May 26, 2020
Plenty of fans were happy to see the Scot in training and some were especially impressed with how he clearly doesn’t skip leg day:
Look at those legs he means business
— ً (@afczak_) May 26, 2020
Legs of steel
— twheeeeezy17 (@stanley_sitwell) May 26, 2020
Best LB in the world
— Varun (@varuntheflash) May 26, 2020
Can’t wait to see this guy up to speed.🤗
— R.M.A (@E1lCapitan) May 26, 2020
That thighs though😏
— Efesenal (@Iam_efesenal) May 26, 2020
Need him to stay fit. Such a good LB with a brilliant cross on him.
— David (@Davo_614) May 26, 2020
Calves and Thighs FC
— Clapton_Eri (@ClaptonEri1) May 26, 2020
Tierney is yet to feature under Arteta but the boss has been impressed by the player’s professionalism during his absence and believes the defender can become “special” at Arsenal.
“I totally agree with you,” the Spaniard told Ian Wright when he suggested that Tierney will be magnificent. “I’m looking forward to working with him and giving him the opportunity to play. His attitude and commitment is incredible. I think he’s going to bring something special to us. It’s been a shame but it’s part of his development.
“I have challenged him and said ‘Kieran, how are you going to react to that?’ You cannot feel sorry for yourself, this happened, okay, the level of pressure now is a little bit higher, you have to deal with it. You’re playing with a top club, top expectations – deal with it. You have everything to be successful here, you have the best possible attitude that I have known from a player,”