Scotland star Kieran Tierney has revealed there is no chance of him terminating his loan at Real Sociedad to return to Arsenal this month.

And he admits he faces an uncertain future this summer.

The ex-Celtic defender has recovered after a muscle injury in Spain and is a key player for the Basque side, who face PSG in the next round of the Champions League next month.

It was reported the Gunners may look to recall Tierney from his loan spell after an injury to Oleksandr Zinchenko.

But the 26-year has no intention of returning to London now.

He said: "Several people have already asked me if I was going to return to Arsenal now and the answer is no. I'm going to stay here for sure.

"As for staying here longer, the decision is not mine. But the only thing I can say is that I love playing for Real. And I'm enjoying it very much.

"Everything is fine with him [Mikel Arteta]. Last year I didn't play and spent a lot of time on the bench. But this is football, I have no problem with it. I had almost no injuries, I played about 30 games, many coming off the bench, but I felt fine.

"Everyone knows that the Premier League has much more money. All clubs competing in that league can buy footballers for 30 million Euros. That's the big difference. But when it comes to quality, I don't think agree about the difference between the leagues, I think La Liga has extraordinary footballers.

"The atmosphere here is incredible. In England, there are also very good atmospheres and I don't want to speak badly about the Premier League because it is a great league, the fans are great.

"But if people saw La Liga more they would realise that it is an incredible tournament and so are the fans. If you go to play against Osasuna, you see their fans cheering like crazy. Or in Cadiz. And when we play at home, the fans behind the goals don't stop's great."

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And Tierney, in an interview with a San Sebastian newspaper, insisted he will always remain a huge Celtic fan, as he explained why he moved in a £25 million deal.

He said: "I signed for Celtic at seven years old. I will always be Celtic. Always, always.
"When I think about what I did at Celtic, where I joined the first team from the academy and here I see Martín Zubimendi and Jon Pacheco and it was the same with them at Real.

"For them, it is their club, their Celtic and everyone loves them. And for me, it was really incredible to make it to the first team because I was seven years old when I joined the club. Here you have 15 players like that. It's tremendous.

"I was happy at Celtic and I had already had offers from Arsenal before but I didn't want to leave.

"But when they proposed it to me again it was a lot of money, Celtic also took a significant amount and I gained the ability to play in another league, so everyone won.

" I was happy at Celtic, not that I wanted to leave, but it was for the best.

"I have been very happy at Real. Even with the injury, I have played 11 or 12 games and I am very happy to have played in the Champions League and to have played against Real Madrid, the Basque derby and against Valencia.

"The fans here are awesome. Sometimes, when I'm on the street, I meet people and they always greet me charmingly and encourage me a lot. Always with a lot of respect, they never overwhelm you.

"I will never forget that when I was injured and I was leaving with my head down and very upset, I heard the fans singing Kieran Tierney. This confirmed to me what I already knew, that it is a very special club.

"The fans are very passionate and very crazy. I love that type of supporter.

"I think I was playing well before the injury, but I had not yet produced my best form. I would like to play better, contribute more assists and even score in a game. I hope to do it.

"For me, it has been important to come to a different country, learn a new language, meet another coach, play in another league.

"I don't know what will happen in the next year or two, no one can know, but I'm sure I'll have a lot of experience. I have played in Scotland, in the Premier League and La Liga. Not many players have had that privilege. So I'm really enjoying it."

And Tierney won't make any predictions about this summer's Euros in Germany.

He said: "I was lucky enough to play in the last Euros,  but the stadiums were not full due to Covid.

"I don't like to talk about long-term goals, I prefer to work hard and go game by game."