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Mikel Arteta couldn’t stop himself from laughing after Arsenal’s win over West Brom when he was asked about Kieran Tierney being impervious to the cold after the full-back’s superb display.
The man from Glasgow spent his evening at the Hawthornes running non-stop while wearing short sleeves as the snow fell. What was also noticeable was the rest of the Arsenal team were also all wearing short sleeves with white undershirts, presumably so the defender could wear just short sleeves.
After the game, a reporter asked Mikel Arteta about it all.
“He’s got something special in his blood because we’re all wearing snoods, gloves and hats!” Arteta said.
“He just goes out in his shorts and t shirt! It’s not like he’s acting, believe me. He’s very comfortable like that.
“From the moment I joined this club and he went through this shoulder injury, I saw a player with enormous talent with the perfect attitude and commitment.
“He is a joy to work with and I’m so happy for him with the goal he scored and everything he’s put in to be better every day towards the team and towards the club.
“He had some issues to adapt and it was a challenge for him to leave his house, and we are all trying to help him because the kid really deserves it. He’s a joy to work with.”