KIERAN TIERNEY has proved again he is far 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 T-shirt and shorts.
Rather than debate the frozen cons, left-back Tierney defied 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 snugly from head to toe.
And it is just the latest example of why the Scot has achieved cult status with supporters, especially after his outstanding form this season.
Tierney warmed up in just a short-sleeved top three weeks ago at West Brom – before hitting a stunning opener in a 4-0 win.
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 also won that one, 2-1, on the way to lifting the cup with victory by the same margin over Chelsea in the final.
So perhaps Tierney is superstitious over his ice-cool and calm antics.
A few fans on social media were a little frosty, suggesting Tierney might be playing up to his image with his T-shirt tactics.
But the overwhelming majority were in awe of his outfit, even comparing him to ex-England 'Psycho' Stuart Pearce.
One supporter claimed Tierney was tougher than a Viking and many claimed he "ain't human" – although usually with hotter grammar than that.
There was, though, at least one wintry warning about Tierney's lack of seasonal attire.
That fan claimed: "This is why my man is always injured! Put some warmers on me old mucca."
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Whatever the case, 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 there in the FA Cup fourth-round.
Tierney missed out on that one, but when boss Mikel Arteta chooses his strongest side the defender is now one of the first names on the teamsheet.
Nonetheless, that will be cold comfort for Tierney and Co if the Gunners fail to land the win they need to leapfrog Southampton and return to the top half of the Prem.
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