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Arsenal player dubbed ‘Roberto Carlos’ as he stars on Champions League return

Arsenal player dubbed ‘Roberto Carlos’ as he stars on Champions League return

Kieran Tierney received widespread acclaim after his remarkable performance in the Champions League upon his return, playing for Real Sociedad.

The Scottish defender had not participated in Europe’s top-tier competition since his time with Celtic in the 2017/18 group stage.

Following his transfer to Arsenal in 2019, he was a regular in the Europa League before embarking on a season-long loan to Sociedad earlier in the summer.


At 26 years old, he has made an incredibly impressive start to his career in Spain, shining in matches against teams like Real Madrid and Granada.

In Sociedad, KT has firmly established himself as the first-choice left-back and started in tonight’s Group D opener against last year’s finalists, Inter Milan.

The former Celtic hero appears to have rejuvenated his career after spending a year on the periphery of Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal squad.

Tierney delivered an exceptional performance on the left side of the field and played a crucial role in Sociedad’s goal.

He initiated the play by launching the ball forward, which led to Spain international Brais Méndez capitalizing on an Inter mistake to give Sociedad a 1-0 lead.

The beloved figure among Scotland’s fans displayed his trademark wholehearted commitment throughout the match. He was substituted around the one-hour mark, shortly after recovering from a head collision with Denzel Dumfries.

It’s safe to say that the £25 million star is rapidly earning hero status at the Reale Arena, as evidenced by the enthusiastic reaction on social media.

One journalist even humorously compared him to the legendary Real Madrid icon, Roberto Carlos.

@AS_AGabilondo wrote on X: “Kieran Tierney turned into Roberto Carlos. Colossal first half against Inter.”

Another fan exclaimed: “What a great game from Kieran Tierney!!!!!! What a great player!!!”

A third person commented: “Tierney is the best, making a difference.”

This punter posted: “What a signing Tierney my god.”

While one other was glad to be proved wrong: “Tierney left me with several doubts at the Bernabéu. Today, he is dispelling them all for me and I am quite liking it.”

Real Sociedad appeared to be heading for a highly commendable victory against the Italian champions, but their hopes were dashed when Lautaro Martínez salvaged a late point for the visiting team in Spain, resulting in a 1-1 draw.

Arsenal player dubbed ‘Roberto Carlos’ as he stars on Champions League return