CRAIG Gordon last night claimed that moving to Arsenal has helped to turn his former Celtic team mate Kieran Tierney into a world class footballer – and predicted he will only get better.

Hearts keeper Gordon and Tierney both started for Scotland in the Qatar 2022 qualifier against the Faroe Islands at Hampden last night.

The left back, who was playing as a left-sided centre half in a back three, provided the assists for the opening three goals in the Group F match.

He supplied John McGinn, the Aston Villa midfielder who netted a double, and Che Adams, the Southampton striker who opened his account at international level in the second-half.

Gordon, who played alongside the 23-year-old in the Celtic side for several seasons, feels that signing for Arsenal for a £25m fee two years ago and playing in the Premier League has helped elevate his old team mate’s game to a new level.  

“I thought he was incredible,” he said. “He has taken his game on even further.  He talks so highly of the Arsenal coaching staff and how they have helped develop him. 

“He has been more consistent and tactically and technically he has improved, playing against better players week in week out. 

“He has raised his level because of that.  I have seen him come through from 17 to where he is now and he will only continue to get better.”

Gordon continued: “For us, over the three games he has been excellent if not the standout in every single one. He has been magnificent and hopefully we can keep him fit and playing at this level.

“I think he is world class, I really do.  He is so consistent as well and that is what makes him so good. 

“He is doing it in every game and he's a big for us on and off the park.  He is also in charge of the music and he is great for the camp and a real valued member of the squad.”