The defender discussed his choice to come to London and which players helped facilitate the transition.
Kieran Tierney has admitted that leaving Celtic was the toughest decision he ever had to make while showing which Arsenal team-mates helped him adapt to life with the Gunners.
Tierney made the move from Scotland to London last summer, leaving his boyhood club to move to the Emirates Stadium.
The move came after 170 appearances for Celtic since Tierney also established himself as a regular for the Scottish national team.
And, while his movement was a dream come true, Tierney says it was a tricky decision to leave Celtic after almost 15 years with the Scottish team.
“I’d say leaving Celtic was the toughest decision I had ever had to make and I knew I’d always miss Celtic regardless of what happens in life,” Tierney said in a Reddit Ask Me Anything, “but the opportunity to play for Arsenal was a struggle that if I heard of it, I was only excited about it.”
Tierney’s time in London has been hard, however, since the fullback has battled injuries since making the move.
The 22-year-old defender failed a double hernia surgery in May 2019, delaying his Arsenal debut.
“We were injured together at precisely the exact same time so that is why they were the first people I really spoke to. They really helped me a lot to settle ”
Tierney finally made his long-awaited introduction on September 24 prior to making his Premier League debut one month afterward.
His debut, however, did give Tierney one memorable moment as he seems to fight back and lock down a constant place going forward.
“Probably the reception I got from you guys in my introduction,” he responded when asked to name his most memorable moment in an Arsenal shirt.
“Creating an appearance after trauma is obviously brilliant but the Arsenal fans took me so nicely with a round of applause at the beginning as well as when I had been substituted so the night of creating my debut against Forest was just a terrific night.”