Kieran Tierney shares joke Arsenal players made after stunning goal vs West Brom
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Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney says his Gunners team-mates thought his stunning goal against West Brom was a cross. Tierney scored the opening goal as Arsenal beat the relegation-threatened Baggies 4-0 at the Hawthorns on Saturday. Mikel Arteta’s side have now won their last three Premier League matches to move up to third in the table.
The goal was just Tierney’s second in an Arsenal shirt since his summer arrival from Celtic.
He cut in from the left and curled a fine effort past West Brom keeper Sam Johnstone.
But Tierney said he got some stick from his team-mates afterwards.
“The boys are calling it a cross!” he told BT Sport.
“I need to watch it back, obviously I’m delighted with the goal, I don’t score many. But I need to go and see it again.”
Tierney has been one of the bright sparks in an otherwise disappointing season so far for Arsenal.
And the Scotland international is delighted to see his side’s form turn around in the way it has.
Tierney added: “We wanted to build up wins and build up points and climb up the table. In the last few games we’ve done that.
“It’s just consistent hard work. We’ve not changed anything for the last three games, we’ve been working hard every day like we were in the dry spell as well. But eventually it’s coming together now.
“It’s progression, it’s not that we’re going to win every game until the end of the season, hard work is going to get us there.
“It’s about building points, getting up the table and just catching the teams in front of you. The next game is always the most important one.”
Meanwhile, Bukayo Saka put in another fine showing on the right for Arsenal and the England international was pleased to pick up another three points.
“The perfect way to start the new year, we’ve won three in a row so we want to keep building,” Saka told Match of the day.
“We’re really happy with the performance.
“I feel like it’s our attitude. We never stopped believing we are good enough to get wins.
“I’m just happy we’re playing with much more confidence and it’s working.”
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