Chris Sutton has hailed former Celtic defender Kieran Tierney for "showing fight" despite Arsenal's recent run of poor form.

The Gunners lost 2-1 at Everton on Saturday and sit 15th in the table having not won a league game since November 1.

Arteta’s side have taken just two points from their last seven fixtures and only the current bottom three have a worse goal return than the 12 managed by Arsenal in their 14 league outings so far this season.

And Sutton now believes that the London based side could be in a relegation battle.

He told the Daily Mail: "Arsenal aren’t above a race against relegation.

"Right now, they’re banking on three teams being worse than them. Mikel Arteta is very lucky the fans aren’t there because they’d be letting their feelings known.

"It started so well with that FA Cup victory. Now, Arsenal’s priority is staying in the Premier League rather than qualifying for Europe.

"To think how many moaners there were about Arsene Wenger perennially finishing inside the top four. Offer that now and they’d snap your hand off.

"Willian joined in the summer but may as well be playing in his slippers. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang decided to take a holiday after signing his bumper new deal. 

"At least Kieran Tierney and Bukayo Saka are showing fight, but Arsenal are in trouble.

"They have too many talented players to drop to the Championship. The upcoming games against Brighton and West Bromwich could be six-pointers!"