By Frank McAvennie

19th Aug, 2021 | 9:00pm

'Fuming' Tierney would die for Arsenal but he'll be off after latest shambles - pundit

Frank McAvennie claims Kierney Tierney is “fuming” with his Arsenal teammates after Friday’s loss to Brentford.

The former West Ham striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted as the defender was one of the few players to come out of the opening day defeat with any credit.

The Gunners opened the new Premier League season with a 2-0 loss at recently promoted Brentford.

Tierney started at left back in a new-look Arsenal side but couldn’t help his side avoid defeat.

On 25th June, Arsenal announced Tierney had signed a new long-term contract with the club.

The Scot made 38 appearances in the 2020-21 campaign and finished with two goals and five assists to his name.

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He has made 63 career appearances for the Gunners.

McAvennie claims Tierney “would die” for his side and tipped him to leave if things don’t change.

“I know Kieran Tierney will be fuming with his teammates,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“That’s not what he signed up for, he’s better than that.

“He can walk into any team in the world. The boy is all heart, he flies into tackles because he’s committed.

“But this is the worst Arsenal team I’ve ever seen, absolutely no question about it.

“They have some good players but it’s like they aren’t bothered, they don’t care. They weren’t trying against Brentford.

“Tierney cares, he would die for that team. I can’t see him staying, he’ll be off if there isn’t a serious turnaround in attitude.”

Tierney joined the Gunners from Celtic in the summer of 2019.

Since moving to North London he has won the FA Cup and the Community Shield.

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