Kieran Tierney admits leaving Celtic was the hardest decision of his life but he’s now looking to taking the next step in his career with Arsenal.
After a summer of speculation, the Scotland international completed a £25 million move to the Emirates on transfer deadline day.
Having had surgery on a double hernia earlier in the summer, the 22-year-old is hoping he’ll bit fit soon to compete for the left-back slot.
In his first interview with Arsenal.com Tierney said: “It was the hardest decision in my whole life that I’ve had to make.
“I had to speak to my family and my close friends and my agent as well because it’s a hard decision to leave a club that you love so much.
“People need to know that as well. I feel Arsenal is a massive club and it’s a great opportunity for me as well. I’m delighted to be here.”
He also revealed that a desire to play in England has been a recent development.
“When I was younger, it was always Celtic. The ambition was Celtic and that was my dream when I was younger.
“But when you get older… I’ve done that, I’ve made my dream, I’ve lived my dream and I’ve loved every single minute of it.
“Now I just feel was the right time to take a step on. I feel this is a great opportunity for me.”
He added: “It feels great, I’m delighted to be here [at Arsenal]. Obviously I’m injured now, but I’m just looking forward to getting back on the pitch, training and getting involved with the squad.”