Tierney signed a contract for £75,000 per week when he joined from Celtic, but that figure does not include incentives, meaning he is currently earning £35,000 per week.
Ornstein writes that the new contract for the left-back is expected to be announced after Scotland’s Euro 2016 campaign concludes, which, barring an improbable shock win for Tierney and the Tartans against England tonight, would conclude in the Group Stages.
Tierney has established himself as a quality Arsenal player, although with less appearances than many would have wanted owing to persistent injury problems – which have dogged the ace throughout his career.
The enthusiastic left-back, who is obviously a potential leader for the North London club, made 24 games in his first season but increased that to 32 in 2020/21.
While a new contract for someone who will help define the team’s core for many years to come is unquestionably positive news, some supporters may be dissatisfied with the size of the increase. Not as a disrespect to Tierney, but more as a risky decision given Arsenal’s lack of progress toward Champions League participation.