Kieran Tierney claims Arsenal dressing room has faith in ‘brilliant’ Unai Emery despite bore draw with Vitoria.

KIERAN TIERNEY is backing ‘brilliant’ Unai Emery to get faltering Arsenal back on track.

The £25million full-back is adamant that boss Emery has the full backing of the dressing-room despite their disappointing recent results.

 Kieran Tierney has made two appearances in the Premier League this season

Kieran Tierney has made two appearances in the Premier League this seasonCredit: Getty - Contributor

And he even supports Emery’s decision to keep him out of Scotland’s crucial Euro qualifiers against Cyprus and Kazakhstan.

He says: “For me, the manager has been brilliant ever since I arrived in England.

"Everybody in the changing room has belief in the manager and in each other.

"I am learning a lot every day working with great players and I am really enjoying the manager’s style of play. He likes to keep the ball and play with a possession-type game.

“I am working on my technique with him, on my passing, my crossing and everything in general.

“He is definitely helping to make me a better player and now it is up to me and the other players to correct results on the pitch.”

Tierney, 22, has now made seven appearances for Arsenal including five games in the space of 14 days.

But Emery is adamant that Arsenal's first Scottish player in 21 years still needs to be eased back into action after undergoing a summer hernia operation which delayed the start of his new career in England.

That is why he has asked Scotland boss Steve Clarke not to pick Tierney for the forthcoming international games.

And Tierney insists: “Of course I want to play for my national team but I need to do what is best for my career long term and Scotland understand that.”

Speaking after Wednesday’s hard-fought Europa League draw away to Vitoria Guimaraes, he added: “This was my second game in four days and towards the end I was tiring.

“So missing the Scotland games is probably the right decision because it means I am now going into the international break knowing I am getting a rest and recovery.

“My load has gone up and up since my operation so to get a rest will be beneficial and hopefully I’ll be ready for the next Scotland camp.”

Tierney is relatively happy with his performances so far but admits results need to improve after a run of four games without a win.

He says: Everybody is trying to stay as positive as they can.

“We know there is a lot going on that people are talking about but we need to forget about all that and concentrate on giving the fans something to cheer about.

“We’ve conceded a number of late goals recently and that is something we are looking to correct.

“I was tiring at the end against Guimaraes but I always try to give 100 percent and I don’t save myself for the last 15 minutes.

“That’s the way I’ve played my whole life and if I tire, I tire.”

 Unai Emery's side are fifth in the Premier League table after 11 games

Unai Emery's side are fifth in the Premier League table after 11 gamesCredit: Getty - Contributor

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