Tierney reveals how long Arsenal was chasing him

Kieran Tierney has revealed that Arsenal pursued his signature from the time Arsene Wenger was the club’s manager.

The left-back moved to the Emirates under Unai Emery and he has been an ever-present in their team so far.

Mikel Arteta has continued to trust him to deliver top-level performances, and he always plays well when he is fit.

Tierney was the subject of interest from many clubs in England and Europe when he first burst onto the scene at Celtic.

Arsenal saw off competition from many of them to add him to their squad, and the left-back has now revealed that he knew of Arsenal’s interest when he was 18.

He told The Daily Mail: “First when Arsene Wenger was in charge. I was only 18 years old, played maybe 35 games for Celtic and a few times in the Europa League. But I was still a boy. I wasn’t ready. You see some players move early and it doesn’t work out.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

One of the best pieces of transfer business we have done recently is adding Tierney to our squad.

The left-back is a very dedicated player, and he will stay at this club for long if he maintains the attitude he has shown so far.

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  1. I hope his injuries become a thing of the past for the club and for him. What a nice young man he was on the Amazon documentary. Very grounded

  2. We have had many nice players at Arsenal, but some have had far more injuries than most, many good players throw themselves into tackles and sometimes over commits. We have had many players that you would call injury prone, Wilshere Diaby in fact many we have persevered with but in the end leave or retire. Today’s footballers have to be robust, have to be available for nearly all season, the amount of sickness of some would be sacked in any other job. Sounds harsh I know, but they sign a contract they expect a regular wage packet the club expect regular appearances. Why do we need two players for every position, when I worked I was expected to be fit for every day, at least an eight hour day, for a fraction of what a top footballer gets, that of course was for 50 years

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