Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has heaped praise on Kieran Tierney ahead of his first North London derby on Sunday.
Tierney arrived at The Emirates from Celtic last summer for a sum of £25m and despite missing a large chunk of the season, the player is already being linked with a move away from the club.
Ahead of the North London derby, Arteta insisted that the player was not going anywhere as he was a great addition to the team.
“Kieran is not going anywhere! I really like him. I’ve been very impressed with him since I joined-how he was acting and working on his rehab.
“And, then, with his performances, I’m delighted. He’s adapted really well. He’s a player that gives you everything in every game – and he’s adding quality. Everybody loves him at the club and that’s not a coincidence.
“He earns that every single day, by the way, he treats people, the way he works, the way he brings energy to the place. He is still so young – there are still things to improve, obviously – but he’s been a great addition to our team. He had a really difficult period.
“Because of the injuries, because he moved to a different city, and a different context than he had in Glasgow, with a club that was winning all the time and where he was very settled,” Arteta told reporters.
The Scottish last week had been linked with a move to Leicester City with the Brendan Rodgers team said to be looking for a left-back should Ben Chilwell leave in the summer.