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Kieran Tierney: I’m living alone for the first time since Arsenal move

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Kieran Tierney has admitted that he is slowly adapting to life at Arsenal after having moved down to London in the summer.

The Scottish defender has been getting used to life in the English capital after leaving Celtic to sign for the Gunners in the summer transfer window.

Tierney missed the first few games of the season due to injury, but the 22-year-old made his second appearance of the campaign when he notched up an assist in the Gunners’ 4-0 win over Standard Liege in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Tierney has revealed that he is living alone for the first time in his life and he has not yet had a chance to venture into central London.

Speaking in an interview quoted by the Daily Mail, Tierney said: “Coming to London has been a huge change for me.

“I’m a home boy who has always stayed with my parents and now I’ve come to a new country and a massive city

“I’m living on my own for the first time and it’s not been great. I need to cook every night and I’m still learning how to do that. But I’ll get there.

“People back home ask me ‘what’s London like?’ But I have no idea because I’ve never been into the city.

“I train, I work hard, I go home to recover and I train the next day. It’s just a simple life and I put everything into football.

“Signing for Arsenal was the hardest decision of my life, leaving the club I had been at for 15 years of my life.”

Tierney will be hoping to make his first Premier League appearance when the Gunners host Bournemouth in the top flight on Sunday afternoon.

Arsenal are aiming to get back to winning ways in the top flight after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United in their most recent outing at Old Trafford last week.

The Gunners finished fifth and without a trophy under Unai Emery last term.

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