Arsenal sign Celtic’s Tierney in Scottish record £25m deal

Celtic's Kieran Tierney celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the UEFA Europa

Celtic's Kieran Tierney celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League, Group B match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

Arsenal have signed Celtic defender Kieran Tierney in a deal believed to be a Scottish record £25m.

The Gunners have been chasing the 22-year-old throughout the summer, having two bids rejected before finally sealing the deal on deadline day.

The left-back will wear the number three shirt at the Emirates and has signed a long-term deal.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery is delighted to get his man, saying: "We're delighted Kieran is joining us.

"He's a very talented player who will continue to improve.


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"He increases our options defensively and I look forward to him joining our group."

Tierney - a boyhood Hoops fan - came through Celtic's academy and won eight trophies at the club after making his first-team debut in 2015.

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He made 170 appearances for Celtic and has played 12 times for Scotland.

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