Kieran Tierney was told to tone things down in training during his early Arsenal career by players within the Gunners camp, it has been reported.

The former Celtic left-back is a heart-on-the-sleeve type and often trained with the Hoops as he would play in games, with his usual grit and enthusiastic tough tackling. But, according to ESPN, his Arsenal teammates were not happy with the Scot in the early stages and told him to calm down.

New boss Mikel Arteta - who understands the mentality having played with Rangers himself - is believed to have urged KT to continue training at the same level of intensity, however.

Tierney has emerged as one of Arteta's main men in recent weeks following his recovery from a dislocated shoulder back in December. He also had to recover from a hip injury as well as a thigh problem but has done so with flying colours. He was recently hailed by Ashley Cole and Jamie O'Hara despite Arsenal's struggle for form since the return of the Premier League.