Tierney was deemed surplus to necessities at Arsenal by Mikel Arteta this summer time, and though he was linked variously to Manchester Metropolis, Newcastle and Celtic, the Scotland left-back secured a season-long mortgage to Sociedad.
He was handed his first begin on Saturday as La Actual beat Granada 5-3 at thir Estadio de Anoeta, and performed 69 minutes earlier than being subbed off for Aihen Munoz, with two of the guests’ three objectives coming after he left the sector of play.
Alguacil, who steered the facet again into the Champions League after a 10-year hiatus final season, was delighted with Tierney’s contribution.
⏪ Time for a Tierney #TBT…
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Tierney ‘technically beautiful’
“For Kieran, our approach of taking part in is similar to Arsenal’s,” he stated. “He has monumental expertise as a result of he comes from a prime workforce and a prime league. So his debut did not shock me. Kieran’s fitted in very properly and technically he is beautiful and has a really excessive degree in terms of defending.
“He is Scottish within the sort out – by that I imply very dedicated – and he is in a position to increase his head and determine the very best choices when on the ball. He will get even higher as a result of he is very impulsive, but is aware of when to go in for a sort out and when to not. I feel he can go even additional as a participant. Kieran will likely be an enormous participant for us and goes to contribute rather a lot.”
Sociedad had been busy in the summertime switch market, additionally signing former Chelsea goal Arsen Zakharyan in addition to Andre Silva, Alvaro Odriozola, and Hamari Traore, whereas their finest little bit of enterprise may need been maintaining Martin Zubimendi out of the clutches of Arsenal and Barcelona.