Raging Arsenal fans want Kieran Tierney appointed captain as he was one of the few to emerge with credit from their Europa League semi-final.

The Scotland international was named on the bench by manager Mikel Arteta after recovering from a knee injury.

But a problem for Granit Xhaka in the warm-up forced Tierney into action, with the Celtic youth product playing 75 minutes at left centre-back.

His side were held to a 0-0 draw and were slammed by fans, but Tierney was spared their wrath.

The Gunners were trailing 2-1 from the first leg in Spain and failed to overturn the deficit as Unai Emery got one over his former club to once again reach the final of a competition he thrives in.

Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal
Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal

A 0-0 draw at the Emirates Stadium means Arsenal 's hopes of playing in Europe next season rely on an unlikely string of results in the Premier League.

That left fans calling for the head of Arteta and most of the players - but not Tierney.

Here's a selection of some of the responses.

@lds92: Tierney has been missing for 8 games and he charged around for 80 minutes! That’s commitment! That’s a captain! Aubameyang did f**k all!

@benf_88: Smith-Rowe, Pepe, Tierney and Mari deserve better. The rest played like it was a pre season

@franciscotunga: If only Xhaka wasn't injured we could have been defeated Tierney literally saved us 2 goals.

@seaneldridge7: Saka, ESR and Tierney are the only players I’d keep. The rest need to be turfed out.

@L_boogy09: Shambles of a f*****g club. Keep Tierney, Leno, Saka, Martinelli. The rest can f**k off to wherever they came from. F*****g frauds.

@irelandcassidy: Get Kieran Tierney out of Arsenal I beg. He deserves so much more

@NKB_1: Btw starting from next season if Tierney ain't captain we riot..... Auba is not a leader , got the armband because he saved us last season, but hes NOT a leader.

@piet_ben: Tierney should be captain. Auba lacks leadership. No intensity tonight!!

@g0forj0e: Kieran Tierney is 100% the best player for Arsenal tonight. Trying to lead by example, taking the game to them from left back. Only one jogging off at HT to try and sort this mess. Aubameyang is a class striker, but not a captain. Tierney is the Arsenal captain.