Kieran Tierney’s message to Thomas Partey proves Mikel Arteta right about Arsenal prediction

Kieran Tierney was as vocal as any Arsenal player during the north London derby win over Tottenham Hotspur.

The left-back impressed at the Emirates Stadium, claiming an assist for Martin Odegaard’s equaliser and was a constant problem for Spurs defender Matt Doherty, whilst also managing to nullify the threat of Gareth Bale.

But what may have gone unnoticed by supporters in real-time was Tierney‘s leadership qualties.

At 23 years of age, the Scotland international is still one of the youngest players in the Arsenal first-team squad, but he is certainly not shy when it comes to getting his message across.

This was evident on Sunday as Tierney’s every shout at the Emirates Stadium was captured by the Gunners’ media team and uploaded to YouTube, giving fans an insight into just how vocal he is.

From giving out instructions to the whole team to demanding the side take their chances, the almost five-minute video clip is certainly must-see footage for Arsenal fans.

One of the standout moments from the video comes at around the 3.26-minute mark when the Gunners were being put under pressure by Spurs who were chasing an equaliser.

And the clip shows Tierney sending a message to Thomas Partey.

Shouting: “Thomas, Thomas” to get the Ghana international’s attention, Tierney raises both fingers to his head as he gestures for the midfielder to concentrate in the closing stages.

Kieran Tierney gestures for Thomas Partey to concentrate. (Image: Arsenal/ YouTube)

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Tierney’s actions were just another example of his leadership qualities and it proves manager Mikel Arteta about becoming Arsenal captain in the future.

“I think he can be Arsenal captain as he has the respect and admiration of every member of the staff and every player,” Arteta said, as per Goal. “It is just the way he is.

“He does it in a natural way.

“He is a really shy boy as well but he represents all of us in the club; all of the values that we want to instill and are in the DNA in this club.”

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