Arsenal fans praise Kieran Tierney for squaring up to Leeds’ Ezgjan Alioski over red card

Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney could not hide his anger with Leeds star Ezgjan Alioski for his part in getting Gunners forward Nicolas Pepe sent off in the 0-0 draw at Elland Road

Posted Monday, November 23, 2020 by

Arsenal fans hailed Kieran Tierney for squaring up to Leeds forward Ezgjan Alioski for his part in Nicolas Pepe's red card.

The Gunners managed to hold onto a 0-0 draw at Elland Road as their opponents hit the post three times in an intense display.

After taking 13 shots in the first half, their challenge became more difficult when Pepe was seen on VAR to have head-butted Alioski, leaving Anthony Taylor with no option but to give a red card on 50 minutes.

Sky Sports footage did show a series of coming togethers between the pair in the build-up to the sending off.

And footage has emerged of Tierney trying to make his feelings about Alioski's part in the red card clear with a passionate display.

Arsenal fans praise Kieran Tierney for squaring up to Leeds’ Ezgjan Alioski over red card
Arsenal fans have praised Kieran Tierney for standing up to Leeds star Ezgjan Alioski over Nicolas Pepe's red card

In the clip, the full-time whistle has gone and the players are shaking hands.

The Scottish full-back goes over to the Leeds No.10, who is speaking to Bernd Leno and Granit Xhaka.

After only a couple of seconds, the 23-year-old is quickly pulled away by opposition captain Liam Cooper.

As Tierney tries to speak to Alioski again, he is pulled towards the dressing room by Dani Ceballos and a member of the coaching team.

This footage was shared on Twitter, where the Gunners faithful were impressed with his passion at full time.

"Tierney is our man," one supporter said.

Another commented: "I f***ing love Tierney. That's the passion we're missing."

While a third suggested that the Scot should be rewarded with a promotion, writing: "Make him captain."

And a fourth added: "Kieran Tierney, what a boy."

With a fifth saying: "Tierney backed his boy, the best highlight for Arsenal today."

Despite Arsenal fans' praise, Mikel Arteta did not have much to say about Pepe following the incident.

In the post-match interview, he simply said: "It’s unacceptable, just unacceptable."

And Pepe was not the only one to struggle at Elland Road as Daily Star have taken a look at the Gunners' players who had a hard time.

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