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Keown: Throwback Tierney the ideal Arsenal captain

Arsenal hero Martin Keown has again talked up Kieran Tierney's captaincy credentials.

Arsenal have had a resurgence with three straight wins - but captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's struggles are ongoing.

After Tierney's impressive display against West Brom on BT Sport, Keown said: "He has got everything in his game, it's about building around him. Perhaps an Arsenal captain in the making.

"Right from the beginning I could see there was a determination about him.

"He's just the right type that you need... his personality, character.

"He's a driving force and he's a throwback.

"In training, they have to tell him to calm down because he's tackling ferociously. I really like that attitude that he brings."

Tierney opened the scoring for Arsenal with a fine individual goal.

“Look at the anger," Keown told said of hid goal celebration. “He wants to make something happen, that's what I like.

“Your football career is a short period in your life and you want to make a mark.

“That young man has come down from Scotland and he does not want to waste any time.

“He is going to set the standard for the future for Arsenal.

“The end product now is coming into his game; it is improving all the time.

“It does not matter who is playing on that left side, [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang or [Gabriel] Martinelli, as long as Tierney is playing you get that effectiveness down the left."

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