‘I was really struggling’: Arsenal star Kieran Tierney opens up on his agony of losing friends to suicide and reveals he struggled with ‘homesickness’ after moving to London from Glasgow in Amazon’s All or Nothing series
- Arsenal star Kieran Tierney joined the club back in 2019 after moving from Celtic
- In All or Nothing he reveals he initially struggled with homesickness at Arsenal
- The Scot has also opened up on losing friends to suicide during the Prime show
Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney has opened up about his struggles with his mental health when he first moved to London from Celtic.
The Scotland international has been one of the Premier League’s best left-backs since joining the Gunners from the Scottish giants in 2019.
In Amazon’s new All or Nothing Arsenal documentary, he revealed that he struggled mentally when he first made the move to London and also opened up on the agony of losing friends to suicide.
Kieran Tierney has opened up on his mental health battle in Amazon’s new All or Nothing series
During the documentary series on Arsenal, Tierney opened up on losing his friends to suicide (Pictured arriving at the premiere for the show in Islington)
During the show he said: ‘It was hard to start with, I was really struggling. Really low point. Homesickness was terrible to start with.
‘Outside training you had a lot of time to think. I’m not saying I was ever in a bad, bad place where I was suicidal.
‘But my friends have been. Two or three of them have committed suicide, lost their life.
‘You’re with these people and you don’t know a thing. They’ve not spoke.
Tierney struggled with homesickness when he made the move to London after leaving Celtic
Tierney left his family and friends to join the Gunners back in 2019 for a fee worth £25million
‘So I think I feel a certain responsibility to try and help as much as I can because I kind of know how it feels to be in a certain place.’
The 25-year-old made his Celtic debut in 2015, before earning his first Scotland cap just one year later.
His performances for the Hoops earned him a £25million move to Arsenal in 2019, moving away from his family and friends to play in the Premier League.
He has gone on to make 87 appearances for the Gunners over three seasons, also scoring four goals.
Amazon’s All or Nothing: Arsenal series is available to watch on Amazon Prime from August 4
Tierney also revealed during the All or Nothing series that he lives with Gunners chef and friend Johnny McCallum.
He said: ‘He can get quite angry sometimes if we get beat, but that’s just passion for you. That’s what he cares about so I stay out his way.
‘Johnny knows if I’m angry, he leaves the food and just bolts.’
All or Nothing: Arsenal is available on Amazon Prime from August 4.
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