Kieran Tierney has revealed he has been getting tips on his new Arsenal role from his Scottish national teammate, Greg Taylor.

Scotland's defender Kieran Tierney runs with the ball during the UEFA Nations League B Group 1 football match at Hampden Park stadium, in Glasgow, on September 21, 2022. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Scotland’s defender Kieran Tierney runs with the ball during the UEFA Nations League B Group 1 football match at Hampden Park stadium, in Glasgow, on September 21, 2022. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

With Mikel Arteta and Arsenal now deploying inverted wingbacks, Kieran Tierney has admitted to gleaning tips from his good friend, Celtic’s Greg Taylor.

Speaking to the media, Tierney said, “He’s been brilliant, inverted full-back, and that’s how we are playing down there, so I’m watching him every week trying to take tips from him.

“And it’s been brilliant to see him doing well because he’s a great guy. I’m really close to him, I speak to him a lot, so I’m buzzing for him.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 31: Greg Taylor of Celtic during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Aberdeen FC at Celtic Park on July 31, 2022 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve  Welsh/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – JULY 31: Greg Taylor of Celtic during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Aberdeen FC at Celtic Park on July 31, 2022 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

“We watch each other’s games and always text each other after games.

“It’s a new role for me and a role he is really comfortable in.

“It’s great to watch him, he has been one of Celtic’s best players this season.

“Greg’s attitude is brilliant and I’m delighted to see him doing so well, a great guy who deserves all the credit he is getting just now.”

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 24: Kieran Tierney, Billy Gilmour, Grant Hanley, Callum McGregor, Scott McTominay and Greg Taylor of Scotland stand for the national anthem prior to the international friendly match between Scotland and Poland at Hampden Park on March 24, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – MARCH 24: Kieran Tierney, Billy Gilmour, Grant Hanley, Callum McGregor, Scott McTominay and Greg Taylor of Scotland stand for the national anthem prior to the international friendly match between Scotland and Poland at Hampden Park on March 24, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Tierney played 86 minutes for Scotland in their 3-0 win over Ukraine in the UEFA Nations League.

Scotland’s next game is against the Republic of Ireland on Saturday 24 September with a 7.45pm kick-off when we can expect Tierney to be used for most of the match, once again, despite his injury problems.

Tierney has missed 48 games for Arsenal since he signed from Celtic in 2019, which is already six more than he missed through injury in Glasgow over five years.

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