Kieran Tierney says Unai Emery can count on the support of all his players, despite the oversight of a bad form that Arsenal has seen winning only once in the last seven games.
The Gunners looked good to qualify for the Europa League knockout phase when they took a late lead yesterday afternoon against Vitoria, just for a stopping time to stack the misery on the besieged Spaniard.
The 1-1 draw means that Arsenal has let leads slip in four consecutive games and, despite a switch to a 3-man backline, it is reasonable to say that we no longer looked solidly at the defense.
The Scot, signed by Celtic in the summer, insists that his teammates should forget about the negativity that has engulfed the club and instead focus on achieving results, starting with Saturday’s game against Leicester.
“It is up to us as players to correct it on the pitch,” he told Arsenal.com. “For me, [Emery] has been brilliant since I came in. I learned a lot. I learn a lot every day, play with great players. Everyone in the dressing room has faith in each other and in the manager.
“[I learned about] his playing style. He likes to keep the ball, pass the ball with a property type game and for me I’m just learning and working on my technique with him.
“I’m busy passing and crossing – everything in general. I also work with the coaches, so I am learning. Of course [it makes me better] and the players around me also make me a better player. I’m just learning and enjoying every week. “
He added: “Everyone tries to stay as positive as possible. We know that a lot happens that people talk about.
“But we just have to forget all of that and concentrate on jumping back and giving the fans something to cheer on.
“It’s not always your way in football, but we still have a chance on Saturday [against Leicester].
“We knew that it would be difficult [last night] with the circumstances and how organized they are. Admit again late is not good enough and we must correct this. “