After spending his entire youth and professional career in Glasgow, it was a big change for the left back after he signed for the Gunners on deadline day.
And without his friends and family, Tierney revealed that he has struggled at times to get used to his new life – and he doesn’t venture far from his house.
Kieran Tierney has opened up on life at Arsenal and insists it has not been all plain sailing
‘Coming to London has been a huge change for me,’ Tierney said after starring in Arsenal’s win over Standard Liege on Thursday night. ‘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 says he has not ventured into central London since his move from Celtic in the summer