Pundit tips passionate Arsenal man to captain club in the future

Frank McAvennie has heaped praise on Kieran Tierney and has tipped the former Celtic man to captain Arsenal one day.

Tierney signed for the Gunners in the summer of 2019 after a trophy-laden spell at Celtic.

He showed his huge talent when he was in Scotland, but his first season at the Emirates was disrupted by constant injuries.

His fitness has been better in this campaign and he has shown why he is so highly-rated.

The defender has been one of Arsenal’s best players this season, but it was his show of passion after Arsenal’s game against Leeds at the weekend that has made him be considered captain material.

The left-back confronted Leeds’ Ezgjan Alioski and Granit Xhaka at the end of their game at the weekend after the north Macedonian had caused Nicolas Pepe to be sent off.

McAvennie was speaking to Football Insider recently and when asked by Football Insider if he agreed with the view of Ian Wright that Tierney will captain Arsenal one day, McAvennie said: “He is definitely a future captain of Arsenal. I knew that when he was going down to England.

“Do you know what, his enthusiasm is infectious. To be honest with you, it is totally infectious.

“I texted the boy and wished him all of the best because I like him, I really really like him. I am a big fan.”

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  1. I don’t know why Auba is captain actually. We have a terrible habit of making our ‘star’ player our captain instead of someone with genuine leadership skills.

    Tierney I see as a real possibility, let’s hope.

    1. I think you make a good point. For all his detractors, Xhaka or Luiz currently would be my choice. Tierney is one for the future

    2. You’re so right PJ-SA!
      Aubameyang to me had never been close to being a captain. And like SueP puts it, Xhaka and Luiz are way ahead; Gabriel, Tierney and Matteo (praying he makes it back better) I look forward to.
      Harsh but to me, we’ve not had a captain since Cecs and that has been one of our biggest problems – zero leadership!

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