We all know Arsenal star Kieran Tierney wears his heart on his sleeves. The Scotsman is a no-nonsense kind of player, and whatever he does – either in a game or in training – he gives his 100 per cent.
Arsenal trained at London Colney today for the last time before boarding the flight to Greece. The Gunners face Benfica in what is a must-win game tomorrow, and it looks like the boys are fired up already – well, Tierney at least.
A bunch of the lads were taking part in a one-touch rondo session. Tierney appeared to have taken two touches and David Luiz, who was also a part of the group, confronted him and asked him to take his place in the middle of the circle.
That absolutely enraged Tierney who booted the ball in anger – not once, but twice. Have a watch below, courtesy of CaughtOffside’s Twitter handle.
Tierney was clearly not a happy man.
He was adamant that he didn’t touch the ball twice, but Luiz was having none of that. His reaction was one of serious anger, but we’d be lying if we said it wasn’t funny.
Arsenal Insider’s view
There is absolutely nothing to be concerned about. Clashes like these are normal in training, and if anything, Tierney’s competitiveness should act as an inspiration to everyone around him.
The Scotsman demands 100 per cent from himself every time he steps onto the pitch. He wants to be at his best all the time, even in the training ground and even in an effortless game of rondo.
Arsenal fans will be hoping that Tierney is just as fired up for the game tomorrow. Hopefully, the players around him can step up their game as well to help us get into the next round of the competition.