Kieran Tierney admits he and his Arsenal teammates must buck up their ideas if they are to salvage their season.

The former Celtic defender has played a role in the majority of games for the Gunners this season, though has been unable to prevent them from tumbling down the Premier League table following some dire performances and results. Tierney's side languish in 15th spot, already 12 points behind the top of the table.

The left-back was in no mood to make any excuses after they lost 1-0 at home to Burnley last weekend and insisted they have to act fast to prove to fans that they are still able to make a fist of things under manager Mikel Arteta. The former Rangers midfielder won the FA Cup as boss last term, but this season has found things tough.

KT made it clear the players still have full faith in the manager - but change has to come from those out on the pitch. "We are not showing the manager what we can do and how much we believe in him," he said. "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."

Tierney and pals were booed off the pitch by the 2,000 Gunners fans who finally made it into the Emirates amid Covid restrictions. And while he was disappointed their first reaction was a negative one, Tierney could not deny it was merited. "It was deserved," he added, "They are coming out here and supporting us."