Kieran Tierney explains departure and has ‘no problem’ with Arsenal
Posted by  badge Boss on Aug 31
Kieran Tierney was linked to Newcastle and Celtic before heading to Spain (Picture: Getty)

Kieran Tierney insists he has ‘no problem’ with after the club decided to send him out on a season-long loan to club Real Sociedad.

The Scotland international defender this .

It is thought that Arsenal wanted to sell Tierney permanently and sporting director Edu was attempting to put a buy obligation in any potential deal.

But as Eddie Howe’s side opted to bring in Lewis Hall and after , he eventually joined Real Sociedad on loan – with no obligation to buy included.

Tierney has now spoken about his move to La Liga and said: ‘I left because last season I couldn’t play a lot and what I wanted was to play a lot of games and I wanted to try to do it at Real Sociedad.

‘I don’t have any problem with Arsenal. Knowing that Real Sociedad wanted to have me here, feeling all the love from the people here was very good.

‘Being in the Basque Country, having the experience of living here and playing in La Liga, is something I am very proud of. I hope things will go very well for me here.’

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‘I spoke to Kieran last week, he’s in a good place and he is looking forward to the new challenge,’ Clarke said.

‘It’s great experience and great life experience as well as football experience. I think that will only benefit Kieran as a player.’