Arsenal and Scotland defender Kieran Tierney says he and his teammates must work together to pull through a torrid run.
Tierney has enjoyed a good run of form personally at Arsenal as he finally puts his injury worries behind him. But as a team, Mikel Arteta’s side have been poor.
The Gunners sit 15th in the table, their latest piece of woe being at 1-0 home defeat to Burnley. They were booed off the park by the 2,000 fans inside the Emirates as pressure mounts on Arteta, with some calling for his sacking.
It’s the worst run of Arsenal home form since 1959 and lackluster performances that have resulted in such calls. But Tierney says he and his teammates are behind their boss, the Scotland man saying they deserved to be booed.
“We are not showing the manager what we can do and how much we believe in him,” said Tierney. “Every game there are signs we are doing a bit better but it is still not good enough.
“At half-time we need to be going in the lead but we are not doing that. Hard work is the only thing [that can fix this], nothing else for it. There are no excuses.
“There is nothing I can say that will make people believe a positive thing is going to come out of this. We are lucky we have a great manager. We just need to show better on the pitch. The booing was deserved. They are coming out here and supporting us.”
Tierney, while wanting the team’s form to keep up, will also be keen to extend his own good run of performances which have merited praise from all angles.