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Tierney - I’m proud to represent Scotland here

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Kieran Tierney is our first Scottish member of the senior team since Scott Marshall in 1998.

With his transfer now complete, Kieran has turned his focus to getting to know his new team-mates and emulating some of his compatriots in the Premier League.

"It's massive for me as well [being the first Scotsman since 1998]," Tierney told Arsenal Player. "I'm proud and delighted to be here, so it's all good.

"I work hard, that's all I can say: I work my hardest every game, I give all I've got and I wear my heart on my sleeve all the time. That is honestly all I can give.

"I’ll be looking forward to hopefully get a partnership with whoever is on the left and whoever is centre-back - partnerships all over the pitch and friendships too."

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Pepe - How Emery has helped to me settle

He may have only been here since the start of the month, but Nicolas Pepe is already feeling at home at Arsenal.

The Ivory Coast winger joined us from Lille at the end of the summer transfer window and although he has only made two substitute appearances since moving to north London, he is feeling settled in England thanks, largely in part, to Unai Emery.
 
"It's been really good because he speaks French and it has been much easier for us to communicate," he told Arsenal Player.
 
"I am new, the strategy and tactics are new and it really helps that I can get the coach's assistance. Now I need to learn English and this is something he is helping me with also.
 
"I chose to come here because it's a club with a lot of ambition," Pepe added. "They have the dream of coming back to the Champions League and I am also an ambitious person, so the choice was very logical.
 
"I am attracted to the Premier League because it is an extremely intense championship and the best league in the world. The idea is to win the Europa League and that is a goal of ours. It's a European event and our goal is to do better than last season. I believe we will."