Kieran Tierney has surpassed Sead Kolsinac for the first time since his summer move from Scottish champions Celtic, according to stats collated by football.london.
The Scotland international signed for the north London giants for £25m on a four-year deal in the summer (via BBC).
Statistics have shown that Tierney has already surpassed his Bosnian compatriot, who has struggled for the Gunners this season.
Last season, Kolasinac proved to be one of Arsenal’s main attacking threat, providing the third-most assists and the fourth-most crosses in the Premier League (via Premier League). The 26-year-old also provided the third-most key passes per game for the side, showing his influence in the club’s attacking play (via WhoScored).
However, the Bosnia and Herzegovina international has struggled massively this campaign, failing to average more than 1 key pass per game in the Premier League. The left-back has also played just 10 crosses in the league, with just a single assist to his name.
According to the same report, the £22.5m-rated Tierney is pushing for a start under boss Unai Emery. The Scotsman has been flying in an Arsenal shirt so far this season. Indeed, he has already played eight accurate crosses across his two appearances for the club, five in the Europa League game against Standard Liege and three against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup. He has also created six chances for his teammates in the two games, already getting one assist to his name (via football.london).
Tierney’s start to his career at the Emirates Stadium could, arguably, see him surpass the Bosnian as the club’s number one choice at left-back after the international break, potentially helping the Gunners strengthen a backline that has been criticised this season by pundits such as Martin Keown.
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