Mikel Arteta Set To Make Kieran Tierney Arsenal Captain

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has called Kieran Tierney a “natural leader” and potential future captain after the 23-year-old scored a goal and set up another in Saturday's 4-0 Premier League win at West Brom.

The Scotland international curled in his second goal for the club in the first half before setting up Alexandre Lacazette as the side won their third straight game in the competition.

Asked by reporters if Tierney could be a future Arsenal skipper, Arteta said: “I think he can be, because he has the respect and the admiration of every member of the staff and every player.

“It's just the way he is, he does it in a natural way. He's a shy boy but I think he represents all of the values we want to install and that are in the DNA of this club.

“He came here and it took him a while, he had a really bad injury… but he's a natural leader.

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“You see how he behaves on that pitch, and when he talks he says the right thing and it's exactly what we're looking for.”

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