Kieran Tierney has confessed he was not surprised to see Arsenal bring in Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City this summer.

The Scottish left-back has been a regular under Mikel Arteta when fit but now faces competition from new £32m Zinchenko, who spent the majority of his six years on the books at the Etihad playing in the same position.

Zinchenko was the starter for a large part of pre-season as Tierney continues to recover from knee surgery, and the Scot conceded that bringing in competition for minutes was the right move for a club with Arsenal's ambitions.

When asked in an interview for the Daily Mail whether Arteta spoke to him before signing Zinchenko, Tierney responded: "No, but I'm not surprised because I've never had that. At a club like Arsenal, you need competition.