Arsenal news: Aubameyang and Lacazette send message to Kieran Tierney after debut | Football | Sport


Kieran Tierney made his debut for Arsenal last night in the 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

The former Celtic star impressed as Unai Emery’s side swatted aside the Championship outfit to progress in the competition.

Arsenal fans were happy with the way Tierney performed and the 22-year-old took to social media after the game to thank supporters.

He posted: “Thank you so much for all your support… very grateful.

“Great feeling making my debut! @arsenal”.

Aubameyang and Lacazette were both rested for the match at the Emirates but replied to Tierney’s Instagram post.

“Yes my boy,” Aubameyang responded, while Lacazette replied with fire emojis and “Easy K”.

Tierney is expected to become the first-choice left-back at Arsenal when fully fit ahead of Sead Kolasinac.

Hector Bellerin also made his return coming on late in the match after a long-term injury.

After nine months out he immediately provided an assist for Joe Willock and Emery believes the Spaniard can provide a boost for Arsenal.

“I think Hector’s attitude is a very big attitude to help us,” Emery said.

“When he was injured he was still a big mentality in the dressing room helping us.

“He assisted for Willock to score and also to have different options in the squad and first XI is good. We are going to play a lot of matches and tonight was his first 15 minutes [with us], which is really important.

“He wanted to play 90 and yesterday he told me he’s ready and wanted to play, but we decided to give him less minutes than 90.

“He played with the under-23s on Friday and also they are the first matches for him. We need to do it progressively and the doctor said to us that we are going to do it like that.

“I think no [he can’t play 90 minutes against Manchester United next]. Maybe in his mind yes, but we need to listen to the doctor and the doctor wants to do it progressively.

“Really tonight is the first day and the first minutes, and we are going to maybe share some minutes with the under-23s.

“It depends how he’s feeling, but in his mind he’s feeling very well and I think the first minutes tonight were amazing for him. We are going to use him with Ainsley and Calum Chambers to help us in this position.

“The most important things about Hector are his attitude and experience. He’s wishing to help us.”

Arsenal are next in action against Manchester United in the Premier League on Monday at Old Trafford (8pm).


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