Kieran Tierney has agreed a new long-term contract with Arsenal which will keep him at the club until 2026, according to reports.
Tierney, 24, is currently on duty with the Scotland national team at Euro 2020 and Gunners chiefs have been working behind the scenes to tie him down to new terms.
The left-back has three years remaining on his existing deal, which he signed when completing a £25million transfer from Celtic in the summer of 2019.
Tierney is enjoying life with the north London club and technical director Edu will present the agreed contract to the Arsenal board to be signed off, according to football.london .
The former Celtic star has been tipped to wear the armband for Arsenal in the future, and signing a new long-term deal will only strengthen his claim to the captaincy in coming seasons.
The Gunners’ current skipper is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who endured a largely underwhelming season which saw his leadership questioned at times.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has made no secret of Tierney’s candidacy for the captaincy and it appears only a matter of time before he is handed a leadership role in the squad.
“I think he can be Arsenal captain as he has the respect and admiration of every member of the staff and every player,” said Arteta in January.
“It is just the way he is. He does it in a natural way.
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“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 instil and are in the DNA in this club.”
Tierney has also received a vote of confidence from Highbury legend Ray Parlour, who told talkSPORT in March: “I really like his attitude.
“He turns up every week, you can see the desire when he’s playing, he really wants to win every game.
“He gives 100 per cent and is fantastic down that left hand side. That’s where Arsenal are most dangerous, that’s where the deliveries come from into the box.
“He’s been a brilliant signing and he’s a really good lad as well, he’s really down to earth. He could probably be the Arsenal captain in the future.”
Meanwhile, the football.london report adds Arsenal are also scouring the transfer market to sign a back-up option for Tierney at left-back.
The Scot’s injury problems last season left the Gunners light in that area, with Granit Xhaka filling in at times.