Kieran Tierney can be Arsenal captain, Alexandre Lacazette talks this summer – Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta believes Kieran Tierney can be a future Arsenal captain, describing the defender as a “natural leader”.

The 23-yr-outdated has been one among Arsenal’s standout performers this season and continued his superb kind within the 4-0 win at West Brom on Saturday with a aim and an help.

Tierney has beforehand captained Scotland and his former membership Celtic, and Arteta is assured the left-again can someday put on the Arsenal armband.

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Asked whether or not Tierney can grow to be a future Arsenal captain, Arteta mentioned: “I think he can be, because he has the respect and the admiration of every member of the staff and every player.

“It’s simply the way in which he’s, he does it in a pure means. He’s a very shy boy however I believe he represents all the values we wish to set up and which are within the DNA of this soccer membership.


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“He’s shy, he is so humble as properly. He got here right here and it took him some time, he had a very unhealthy damage and he is away from house, however he is a pure chief.

“You see how he behaves on that pitch, and when he talks he says the suitable factor and it is precisely what we’re searching for and I’m so happy to have him within the crew.

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“In both phases [attacking and defensively] I think he can do really well. He can still improve but at the moment he’s a real threat in attack and he’s been really solid defensively. It’s the type of contribution we need from our full-backs.”

‘We’ll speak to Lacazette within the summer’

Alexandre Lacazette has additionally been key in Arsenal’s latest revival, having scored 5 objectives of their final 4 video games together with two of their 4-0 win at West Brom.

The Frenchman is within the remaining 18 months of his contract at Arsenal and Arteta has revealed the 30-yr-outdated’s future on the Emirates will be mentioned this summer.

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Asked whether or not new contract talks with Lacazette are underway, the Spaniard mentioned: “No, we haven’t talked about anything related to his contract.

“We will speak within the summer and decide on what will occur.

“I’m delighted with the way he’s performing, the goals he’s scoring and the form and energy he’s got at the moment, so he needs to keep doing that.”

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