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Kieran Tierney reveals what ‘killed’ Arsenal in defeat to Man City

The left-back was annoyed to go behind so early in the match (Pictures: Sky Sports / Getty Images)

Kieran Tierney says Arsenal’s hopes of getting a positive result against Manchester City were ‘killed’ by their slow start against the Premier League leaders in Sunday’s clash at the Emirates.

The Gunners went behind inside the first two minutes after Raheem Sterling netted with a smart header and City looked like they would run away with the match early on, though failed to net again as they comfortably saw out a 1-0 victory.

Tierney, who returned to the side for the first time in a month following a knee injury, felt that early goal gave Arsenal a mountain to club and was at a loss to explain their lack of intensity.

Tierney missed Arsenal’s last five league games with a knee problem (Picture: Getty)

‘It was very tough. We didn’t start well and in the end that’s what killed us really,’ Tierney told Sky Sports after the match.

‘Against a team like Manchester City you can’t afford not to start well in the first five or 10 minutes, they’re going to punish you and they did.’

Asked what went wrong, Tierney continued: ‘It’s hard because…