Even though he is still young in football years, Kieran Tierney has played alongside some stellar names. The Scotsman played alongside Virgil van Dijk on a couple of occasions at Celtic, while at Arsenal he’s been team mates with Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
However, it’s a current Gunners star who Tierney believes is the best player he’s ever played with. With Arsenal performing so well in the Premier League and in Europe, the 25-year-old has plenty of names to choose from out of the current crop of players.
Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard could all be candidates for the best player Tierney has played with – but the Scotsman believes Gabriel Jesus takes the crown. The former Manchester City striker has been a revelation for Arsenal since joining the club in the summer.
Jesus has directly contributed to nine goals in 10 league appearances for the Gunners, with Tierney stating that his experience, inner-drive and winning mentality sets him apart from the rest.
“He’s amazing, honestly he’s one of the best if not the best I’ve played with and in training as well,” said Tierney. “He adds so much to us. He has so much experience as well.
“He is still young but he has been there and done it, he has won the league and knows what it takes. So to have someone like that come into your changing room is amazing for us.
“He just has this inner-drive and hunger. He wants to win everything. It doesn’t matter what you’re playing, even if it’s head tennis in training, he is fighting for every point, and that’s the kind of mentality you have to have to win stuff as well.”