Kierney has dismissed claims that the North London derby is more important than Celtic vs. Rangers.

Tierney, who has played for both the Hoops and the Gunners since his £25 million move in 2019, is one of the few players in the world who can compare both derbies.

The left-back has enjoyed both games, but Glasgow comes out on top due to the intense pressure at the top of the Premiership in one of the world’s biggest and fiercest rivalries, according to the 25-year-old.

Speaking alongside his golf coach Scott Bailey on Toppersgolf, the Spurs-daft pro quizzed KT on the derby and on the biggest game he’s ever played. And Tierney was quick to highlight the Rangers games he played in green and white.

He said: “Biggest game pressure wise would probably be Celtic vs Rangers.

“That derby is mental man. Especially when you’re from that area. You know how much it means.

“Games like that I miss, I still get excited watching them though.”

Tierney was also asked who the best footballer he’s ever played with was, and he quickly dismissed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka in favour of an old favourite.

“Who is the best player I’ve ever played with?” Scott Brown, most likely. As a whole football player, he was a leader and a legend in the locker room.

“On and off the park. The most influential by far.”

Rangers duo will be available to face Celtic

Despite receiving red cards against Hibs, Rangers duo Alfredo Morelos and John Lundstram will be available to face Celtic in the first meeting of the season.

Lundstram was sent off early for a cynical tackle on Martin Boyle, which prompted referee Willie Collum to show the Rangers midfielder a red card.

Substitute Morelos then joined him, swinging an arm at Marijan Cabraja and striking the Hibs defender in the face. Josh Campbell’s late equaliser made it 2-2 at Easter Road for the nine-man team.

However, given the SFA’s guidelines on the incidents, the pair could still play at Celtic Park.

According to the Scottish FA, serious foul play and violent conduct incidents will result in a two-game ban, and the category of the red card will be confirmed once whistler Collum submits his game report.

However, it appears that both flashpoints will result in a two-game ban for Lundstram and Morelos, with the SFA rule book stating that the ban will apply to any league or cup competition. According to the governing body:

“A Recognised First Team Player sent off in a First Team match (other than in a Specified Cup Competition) will be suspended for his club’s next two First Team matches, irrespective of the competition and including Specified Cup Competitions, as applicable.”

This means that the pair would miss Rangers’ Scottish Premiership clash with Ross County in the Premiership as well as the Premier Sports Cup game against Queen of the South. But both would be free to return to face Celtic on September 3.