Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has no doubt Kieran Tierney will find his feet and make an impact at Arsenal.

On Saturday at the King Power Stadium, Rodgers and Tierney will be on opposing sides for the first time since the ex-Celtic manager departed for Leicester last February, with the left-back now at Arsenal following a £25m move from Celtic Park in August.

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“As a player, in the first week working with him, I could see after two or three days why there was a lot of clamour for him,” said Rodgers.

“From that moment he was absolutely brilliant for me. He became stronger, more powerful, very aggressive in his game.

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“He worked hard every single day but he was also a strong boy mentally, and he had a lot of good mentors. Scott Brown was an incredible captain for me, and he [Tierney] took on that mantle to try and be like him.

“Every day in training he was very focused on becoming better, and obviously he loved Celtic as a club. He supported the club, and that gave him that extra one per cent every time he played.

“So as a player he was fantastic, and he captained the team for me on a few occasions as well, but also a great boy, very humble, just wanting to be the very best he can be.”