OFFICIAL! Arsenal announce fifth summer signing after deal is made official

Arsenal have officially welcomed Kieran Tierney from Celtic after he completed his summer move to the Emirates.

After the arrivals of Nicolas Pepe, Dani Ceballos, William Saliba and Gabriel Martinelli in recent weeks, Gunners boss Unai Emery is looking to wrap up his transfer business this summer with one or two late transfer deals.

There has been some talk in the media which has suggested that Emery and Arsenal have agreed an £8 million fee with Chelsea for David Luiz, who is looking to sign for the Gunners after finding out that he will not be first choice at Stamford Bridge.

But one deal that has been announced is that of Tierney, who is very excited about the move to London.

He told the Arsenal website: “Thanks a lot. It feels great. I’m delighted to be here. Obviously I’m injured now, but I’m just looking forward to getting back on the pitch, training and getting involved with the squad.

“I got told at seven o’clock last night that I had to be at the airport in an hour, so I had to go quickly. I was actually down the park with my friends training. They play with their local team so I was down watching them and I got a phone call that I needed to go. I got to the airport and the flight was delayed two-and-a-half hours, with another hour’s drive for a hotel and I probably got zero sleep, so I was back up at half five today.

He was then asked His it has always been an ambition of yours to play in the Premier League?

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.

Tierney becomes the Gunners fifth summer signing and has been on the radar of Emery all season, so the news that he has officially signed will be great for many associated with the club as the lad has great potential.

Many at Arsenal will be happy with this signing and he will surely be welcomed with open arms.


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