Date: 12th January 2021 at 5:50pm
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Football podcaster Nathan Murphy has been sharing his praise for Arsenal full-back Kieran Tierney. 

This comes after Murphy recently made an appearance on the latest episode of the OTB Football Podcast where he spoke about a number of different topics concerning the Premier League.

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On the subject of Tierney, Murphy was asked if the Arsenal man can be considered to be the best left-back in the Premier League at the moment, with Liverpool’s Andy Robertson also mentioned.

In response, Murphy had this to say on the matter.

He said: “Tierney’s in a different position in that he’s playing in a pretty poor Arsenal team, but like Robertson, he’s the one who’s bringing a huge amount of character to that side, so it’s not just what he’s doing as a left-back and technique-wise. He’s doing everything right, he’s getting into those advanced positions, the quality of his crossing seems to be improving.

“He’s a very, very solid defender, but it’s in a team lacking leaders that he seems to actually be the one who’s bringing that bit of doggedness, who’s bringing that of character, so he’s getting better. There’s no reason in the next season or two why he isn’t in the mix to be the best left-back in the Premier League.”

Arsenal signed Tierney back in August 2019 from Celtic for a fee of £24.3 million. Since then, the 23-year-old, who is currently valued at £25.2 million, has made 46 appearances for the north London club in which he has managed to score two goals and provide seven assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).

TIF Thoughts on Nathan Murphy’s comments on Tierney… 

With Tierney earning himself an incredible match rating of 9.1/10 for his performance in Arsenal’s previous Premier League game against West Bromwich Albion in which he managed to score and provide an assist in the 4-0 win, it’s clear to see why Murphy thinks so highly of the full-back.

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Moving forward, if Tierney can continue putting in similar performances throughout the rest of the season as he did against West Brom, he will surely end up being one of Arsenal’s most important players of the campaign.