a month agoStrachan: Arsenal fullback Tierney just like Van Dijk

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Strachan: Arsenal fullback Tierney just like Van Dijkby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Scotland boss Gordon Strachan is convinced by the quality of Arsenal fullback Kieran Tierney.Arsenal’s £25million signing from Celtic is set to make his Premier League debut in tomorrow night’s clash with Manchester United. He said: “Kieran is seriously a wonderful kid and his understanding of danger is magnificent.“He reminds me of Van Dijk in that way. The first time I watched Virgil and Kieran play, I thought, ‘Are you lucky, or are you brilliant at reading the game?’.“I’d love to see some analysis on how many times he intercepts or clears the ball in the box.“He thinks like a forward, so he understands what they’re going to do.“You could have six attackers and just him, and Kieran could still sniff the danger and get the ball.“So he’ll certainly help Arsenal get to the top four.“He’s more than just a good player — he has incredible spirit, strength, ability, and versatility, he’s perfect for Arsenal.“He mostly played at left-back or wing-back for Celtic.“But he can also play just as well at left centre-back or on the left of a three, which is how Unai Emery has got them playing just now.” last_img