March 17, 2013 by
The Swansea manager Michael Laudrup was decidedly unimpressed with the football on display in the second half of yesterdays game against Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium, and thinks that the Gunners only took the points because of a “scrappy goal” that gave us the lead.
Admittedly Michu blew a couple of chances in the first half, but considering Alex Chamberlain also hit the bar twice I think we could consider it even stevens….
The Swans manager said in this mornings Premier League News: “I thought it would be a draw.” ...........Read more
April 11, 2012 by
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is looking high and wide for talented midfielders, and the Frenchman has reportedly eyed one of Swansea’s most promising players this season, Gylfi Sigurdsson. The 22-year-old had an amazing season scoring 6 times in 11 games from midfield, but Arsenal’s will have to try and persuade his home club to let him go as he is only at loan at the Swans.
The midfielder is on loan from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim, and according to him despite the intense interest he’s been getting there’s nothing he can do about the situation given his two years left of contract with the German side. ...........Read more
January 16, 2012 by
The Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has tried very hard to get his team playing the passing game made famous by Arsenal, and he is over the moon that his team of unknowns beat Arsenal’s stars at their own game.
In the first half, Swansea were so successful that they had over 65% of the possession, a figure very rarely seen against Arsenal and Rodgers couldn’t help but praise his players.
“It’s something we all inherently believe in and we’ve had success with it,” he said. “The players show great courage to pass the ball, sometimes we make mistakes but I’ve got a great belief they can play and pass, even against the best teams. ...........Read more
January 12, 2012 by
Arsenal are preparing to face Swansea this weekend, and the newly promoted side have been congratulated for their attractive attacking play (sort of like Arsenal actually!) which their manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to instil in his team.
So it is little surprise that Rodgers was asked if he enjoyed watching the way that Arsenal play football, and he replied: “I enjoy watching Swansea, I think we are fantastic, some of the football we play, the statistics are up there with the top teams in European football, so I really enjoy watching Swansea. ...........Read more