Gabriel Jesus and Kieran Tierney are actually teammates at Arsenal (Photograph: Getty)
Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney has revealed the very first thing he stated to Gabriel Jesus upon assembly the ahead after the membership had signed him.
Jesus joined the Gunners from Manchester City in the summertime for £45million and has been heralded as one of many greatest signings within the membership’s latest historical past, particularly after his good performances throughout pre-season.
Lots of his new Arsenal teammates have already expressed their delight at having the Brazilian on their facet now and Tierney is not any exception, believing that Jesus and the opposite summer time signings will assist the membership obtain nice issues within the upcoming marketing campaign.
In an interview with Chris Sutton for the MailOnline, the 25-year-old left-back was requested what an ideal season would appear like: ‘Personally, staying match, getting a run of video games, discovering kind.
‘Collectively, entering into the Champions League and successful a trophy.
‘The signings have been superb, like Gabriel Jesus from Manchester Metropolis. The very first thing I stated to him was, “I hated taking part in towards you!”.
‘So I’m buzzing he’s on our staff now. There’s a feeling within the camp, a distinct starvation, a distinct want.
New signing Oleksandr Zinchenko will compete with Tierney for the left-back spot (Photograph: Getty)
‘Even the 6-0 win over Sevilla on Saturday. It’s a pre-season pleasant however you’ll be able to solely beat what’s in entrance of you. We’ve received sufficient to be optimistic this season.’
Arsenal have additionally signed one other participant from Metropolis this summer time within the type of the versatile Oleksandr Zinchenko, who can play in midfield however will greater than seemingly be utilized in rotation with Tierney, as whereas the Scotland worldwide has performed very properly since his transfer to the Emirates in 2019, he has additionally struggled so much with accidents.
However this hasn’t fearful Tierney in any respect, and he even revealed that supervisor Mikel Arteta had not knowledgeable hm in regards to the switch.
He added: ‘However I’m not stunned as a result of I’ve by no means had that. At a membership like Arsenal, you want competitors.
‘For the place we wish to go, you want a minimum of two gamers for every place. He is a good signing.
‘Genuinely, I like it [competition]. I like being up towards it. I’m getting back from harm. I do know I’ll must work my means again. However I’m prepared.’
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