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Owen Backing “Proper Player” To Be Given His First League Start For Arsenal

Michael Owen believes Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney will be given his first league start in the next few games by Unai Emery after his performance against Standard Liege midweek.

The TV pundit says he has always rated the 22-year-old and he thinks that the fullback will be given his opportunity to shine in a Gunners shirt very soon:

“He’s a proper player, I’ve watched him for a long time, I know him well. He’s a very, very good signing. Arsenal aren’t paying that much money and not starting him.”

“He’s obviously had a hernia problem but he’s coming back now and I’m sure he’s going to start the next few games.”

Tierney had complications following hernia surgery in the summer and has had to be patient since his £25m move from Celtic on deadline day back in August.

The Scottish international got another 90 minutes under his belt on Thursday night, and he must be very close to making his league debut.

Whether that will come against Bournemouth tomorrow, we shall have to wait and see. He has shown more than enough to suggest that he will be an upgrade on Sead Kolasinac both in defence and in the attacking third of the pitch.

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