Kieran Tierney is relishing the prospect of taking part in Rangers at Ibrox and has even minimize quick his summer time vacation to take action.
The Arsenal left-back was because of report for pre-season coaching subsequent week following his Euro 2020 exploits with Scotland, however a visit again throughout the border gave the impression to be too good to show down.
Tierney, 24, is now coaching with the Gunners squad on the Oriam Efficiency Centre in Edinburgh.
Earlier than becoming a member of Arsenal for £25million from Celtic in 2019, he had an excellent document in opposition to his former membership’s arch rivals.
In 13 matches, Tierney has crushed Rangers 10 occasions, drawn twice and suffered only one defeat.
His closing look got here in a 2-1 win over Steven Gerrard’s Rangers in March 2019 as he went on to win a fourth Scottish Premiership title with Celtic.
Now, if deemed match sufficient, he’ll return to Ibrox in entrance of two,000 followers on Saturday.
And Tierney is nicely conscious concerning the lower than pleasant welcome he’ll obtain from Rangers followers.
He instructed the Scottish Solar: “I’m positive I’ll get reception!
“It will likely be an incredible sport in opposition to Rangers, and hopefully there may be followers inside the bottom, too.
“I cherished taking part in at Ibrox with Celtic, and it will be good to get one other win there.
“I’m actually enthusiastic about taking part in again up in Scotland once more.”
Tierney’s insistence to return to coaching sooner than anticipated is one other signal of his dedication to Arsenal and why some followers see him as a future captain.
Earlier this 12 months, Gunners legend Ray Parlour tipped him to put on the armband someday.
“I actually like his angle,” he stated.
“He turns up each week, you’ll be able to see the need when he’s taking part in; he actually desires to win each sport.
“He offers 100 per cent and is unbelievable down that left hand aspect. That’s the place Arsenal are most harmful, that’s the place the deliveries come from into the field.
“He’s been a superb signing, and he’s a very good lad as nicely; he’s actually all the way down to earth.
“He might most likely be the Arsenal captain sooner or later.”