Kieran Tierney has officially signed his new Arsenal contract, reported to last until 2026.
Arsenal confirmed on Friday that Kieran Tierney has signed a new long-term deal with the club. Previous reports on the contract extension suggest it will run until 2026 and earn him over £100,000-a-week.
Edu told Arsenal.com: “We are so pleased to have agreed a new long-term deal with Kieran.
“Anyone who has seen him play will recognise very quickly that he is a player of huge ability, but I can tell you that he is also a player with a fantastic attitude and mentality.
“Kieran’s new contract is not just about the present and next season, it’s with a long-term vision and Kieran being an integral part of the future of the club.”
Mikel Arteta added: “This is great news for us today. As manager of the club, speaking on behalf of the coaching staff and the entire staff, it’s a pleasure to work with KT.
“His quality, energy, commitment and professionalism, not only on matchdays, but every day in training are always at such a high level.
“KT gives us so much extra strength both defensively and offensively and it’s great to know that he’ll be with us for the long term.”
Tierney said of the extension: “It feels amazing. Firstly the manager came to me and said ‘we want you to extend your deal, we’re so happy with how you’ve [come on]’ and stuff like that, just amazing for me to hear.
“I’ve worked hard since I’ve joined, I had a hard first season with injuries and Covid and stuff but last season it really picked up for me. The club have been brilliant with me so I’m more than happy to extend it. Delighted.”
Tierney is back from the Euros, though he’ll likely be unavailable for the first couple of weeks of pre-season.
Given players usually get up to four weeks of time off after a major tournament, he should be back in action in time for the Florida training camp in late July. The good news is that should have him ready for the opening games of the new season.
But those are short-term concerns. Tierney’s contract isn’t just a boost for the next few months, it’s a big help for Arsenal for years to come. The left-back was excellent last season, and at 24 you’d imagine there’s plenty more to come.