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Name Kieran Tierney
Gender Male
Ethnic Scottish
Job Scottish Footballer
  Arsenal FC Footballer
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Org Scotland National Team
Club as Player Arsenal FC
  Celtic FC

2019 11 19 Retrieve

[Kieran Tierney names the four Arsenal players who helped him settle in after Celtic transfer] Because I’ve been injured and Bellerin was injured and Big Dino [Dino Mavropanos] as well, I’ve been close with them. Hector Bellerin is a big voice in the changing room as well so he’s helped me settle in. Rob Holding and Calum Chambers as well have looked after me. It’s hard to say though because everyone has been great, even the staff. There’s a few Scottish staff as well – Celtic fans – so they’ve helped me settle in and make me feel at home

2020 05 10 Retrieve

[Kieran Tierney has revealed that he has been learning a lot from Mikel Arteta] I’ve seen all his [Arteta’s] video meetings, I’ve been in the meetings together as a team, before the games, after the games and just his analysis is amazing. In Dubai, for the winter break I was doing some one-on-one work with him and that’s when I realised, ‘This is brilliant, I’m learning a lot in a rehab session’. He knows what’s going to happen in a game and how it’s going to happen and what you should do, where you’re going to get pressed from and where your options should be. You should know where the left-mid is going to be and the centre-mid so you can just play in sync, everybody is using one brain and I think that’s perfect. Hopefully when I’m back fit I can get the chance to play and just build up fitness and confidence again

2020 05 11 Retrieve

[Arsenal move caused Tierney sleepless nights as he prepared to sever ties with Celtic] I had sleepless nights. It was a hard decision. I knew how big Arsenal were. They are a massive club in a massive league. It was obviously a great offer, but I still had sleepless nights thinking, ‘What’s the best thing to do here?’. It went on for ages. The first bid came in and I then signed on deadline day. At the same time, I was just coming back from my injury. I was like, ‘Don’t even focus on what’s going to happen, just work hard and get fit, everything happens for a reason’. Arsenal are a massive, massive club and when I came I realised that

The night at West Ham away was a hard night for me. I knew I had dislocated my shoulder in the first 10, 15 minutes and straight away you know what you’ve done. Then another 10 minutes, I did the same kind of thing. I landed differently. It was a set-piece and my arm just went into a position that wasn’t comfortable at all and dislocated. It was heartbreaking because in my head I knew I needed an operation. Three times in 30 minutes, nobody’s shoulder should be going like that. So in my head, I was like ‘that’s me out for another few months’. You know that and you know the devastation straight away. You can see it on my face. Being injured at the start of my Arsenal career was hard. Mentally, it was probably the toughest time of my life

2020 06 24 Retrieve

[Kieran Tierney says he is learning every single day under Mikel Arteta] He’s been brilliant. Obviously I was injured when he first came in and that was so unfortunate because you want to impress the new manager and get off to a good start. But even then, he was good with me. He watched me from afar and asked for updates on how I was doing. It’s been an absolute joy to train with him. I feel as if I’m learning every single day and I was grateful for the opportunity he gave me against Manchester City. It was my first game in so long and a big game for the club, so for him to trust me was brilliant

Every day in training you know you’re going there to work. There are times for a laugh and a joke - Mikel loves that as well - but when we’re working, we’re working. It’s a lot of tactical stuff as well, and that’s going to help us all get an understanding of how he wants us to play. I’ve said before, something like that is not going to just work straight away, it’s going to be a process, but there is light at the end of the tunnel and we need to stay focused on that. There are going to be bad results and bad games, but as a team we need to keep the confidence, stick together and kick on again. All the players are hurting, it’s a tough time for everyone at the club, but there are going to be better days ahead. The last two results haven’t been ideal, but the work-rate is still at 100 per cent every day in training. We’re working so hard and we’re working to the gameplan that the manager wants. We all believe in it and we’re all buying into it.