Cape Town - Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney says the squad are still behind Unai Emery despite their poor run of form.
Gunners fans have voiced their disappointment in recent weeks, with
the club now falling behind in the race for the top four, sitting fifth,
six points behind Chelsea.
Arsenal have now not won in their last four matches in all
competitions after Wednesday’s 1-1 draw in the Europa League against
Vitoria Guimaraes. Emery’s side took the lead through Shkodran Mustafi,
but they conceded in stoppage time as Bruno Duarte scored an overhead
Arsenal remain top of Group F with two games remaining, but they have already been dumped out of the Carabao Cup.
They were knocked out on penalties by Liverpool last week, while they
have won just one of their last five in the Premier League.
Emery is thought to be under pressure at the Emirates Stadium after
spending heavily in the summer, but Tierney says the players must take
He told reporters: "It is up to us as players to correct it on the
pitch. For me, he (Emery) has been brilliant since I’ve come in. I have
learned a lot. I am learning a lot every day, playing with great
players. Everybody in the changing room has got belief in each other and
"He likes to keep the ball, pass the ball with a possession type
game, and for me, I am just learning and working on my technique with
Tierney will be hoping to play his part on Saturday as the Gunners
travel to Leicester City for the evening kick-off. He will then be
staying in London during the international break, with Scotland boss
Steve Clarke told to leave him out by Arsenal’s medical staff.
The former Celtic ace had a double hernia operation in the summer,
but he will be hoping to play his part on the international stage in the
- TeamTalk Media