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‘One of the quickest’ – Mikel Arteta says Arsenal have a player in their ranks who’s surprisingly fast

'One of the quickest' - Mikel Arteta says Arsenal have a player in their ranks who's surprisingly fast

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Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Kieran Tierney is “one of the fastest” players in Arsenal squad.

However last week, Jack Wilshere also claimed that he’d heard Tierney is the club’s fastest player

“Everyone has spoken about him being a great lad, a natural leader, so potentially yeah [the next captain],” Wilshere told talkSPORT.

 

“We were doing a sprint test today and I asked the fitness guy, ‘who is the fastest player, is it Aubameyang’ and he said ‘no it’s Kieran Tierney’ – it surprised me.”

Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s meeting with Aston Villa on Friday, the Gunners media team asked Arteta if he could corroborate Wilshere’s claim.

“Yes, well depending on the test, but Kieran for sure is one of the quickest,” he replied.

 

“Depending on the distances, and the different type of measurements that you want to take. But for sure he’s one of the fastest.”

Earlier this month, Albert Sambi Lokonga answered Arsenal fan questions in a Q&A, which was posted on the club’s YouTube page.

When asked who he thought was the quickest player at the club, he replied.

“Ainsley (Maitland-Niles) or Auba… Ainsley’s fast, really fast!”

 

Source – tbrfootball

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