KIERAN TIERNEY has proved again he is much more than just a chilled-out entertainer.
Superman, legend, machine, Scottish Psycho, crazy… take your pick from the descriptions Arsenal fans are giving their sub-zero hero after his brrr-avado of training in the snow in a T-shirt and shorts.
Rather than debate the frozen cons, left-back Tierney defied the below-freezing conditions at the Gunners’ Colney training centre by practising as if it was the summer.
The 23-year-old seemed indifferent to temperatures that had team-mates wrapping up from head to toe.
And it just the latest example of why the Scot has achieved cult status with supporters, especially after his outstanding form this season.
And in June last year he was hailed for his humbleness by turning up for an FA Cup quarter-final away to Sheffield United with his gear in a Tesco carrier bag.
Arsenal won that one too, 2-1 on the way to lifting the cup with victory by the same margin over Chelsea in the final.
So perhaps Tierney is getting superstitious over his ice-cool, calm antics.
One or two fans on social media were a little frosty – suggesting Tierney’s T-shirt tactics might be playing up to his image.
But the overwhelming majority were in awe of his outfit, even comparing him to ex-England ‘Psycho’ Stuart Pearce.
One supporter claimed he was tougher than a Viking, and many claiming he “ain’t human” – although sometimes with hotter grammar than that.
There was, though, at least one wintry warning about Tierney’s lack of season attire.
That fan claimed: “This is why my man is always injured! Put some warmers on me old mucca.”
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Former Celtic superstar Tierney can test if his preparations are lucky or not at Southampton in the Premier League on Tuesday night – three days after the Saints beat Arsenal 1-0 at St Mary’s in the FA Cup fourth-round.
Tierney missed out on that one – but when boss Mikel Arteta chooses his strongest side the defender is nowadays one of the first names on the teamsheet.
But that will be cold comfort for Tierney if the Gunners fail to land the win they need to leapfrog Southampton and return tt he top half of the Prem.