Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Wenger: 'Swansea City, Technically Perfect'

Wenger: 'Swansea City, Technically Perfect'

Arsenal manager - Arsene Wenger, believes that Swansea City's 'audacious' style is good enough to remain a Premier League team.

But the Arsenal manager has stressed, that the Swans' need to start scoring if they are to avoid a relegation fight.

Arsenal picked up their first win of the campaign courtesy of a bizarre mistake by Swans' keeper Michel Vorm. Swansea City looked good for a point all afternoon, against a nervous looking Arsenal out-fit that found themselves hanging on in the closing minutes of the game.

'Swansea remind me of Blackpool last season,' Wenger said. 'They play an audacious way — they are not restricted at all — and they are good technically.

'They are a good side who are technically perfect for the Premier League, but they need to get the first win.

'The longer they go without winning, the more they will question their ability to stay in the division.

'They have to continue the way they are, but their next home game will certainly be important.'


The Swansea City fans generated almost all of the atmosphere in a lackluster Emirates Stadium and even burst into song singing: 'You've only come to watch Swansea.' Whilst this is essentially a taunt, comparisons between the styles of Arsenal and Swansea are fair, with Wenger paying tribute to Brendan Rodgers' team:

'I looked at the numbers before the game and in terms of possession compared to other teams, they are in the top five in the league,' Wenger added.

'They look sound at the back too — they don't concede many goals — but they haven't scored yet.

'They look dangerous, especially on the flanks, but they need to take advantage and convert the chances they create.'


In truth, Wenger is just relieved to get three points:

'We couldn't get the second goal and that meant we had to make sure we didn't make a mistake,' Wenger added.

'When games go on like that, you end up playing not to make the mistake and that is not ideal.

'But the players knew that this game was all about getting three points.

'Before the game we hoped for a more emphatic win — we would have liked to give that to the fans after what happened at Old Trafford—- but that doesn't happen on command.

'The main thing was that we got over the line and we did that.'




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Danny Cosker
Date:Monday September 12 2011
Time: 8:24AM

Comments

0
That is what happen if you did not get a world class striker... Hogging the ball but not able to score...
Singspurs
12/09/2011 09:03:00
0
That is what happen if you did not get a world class striker... Hogging the ball but not able to score...
Singspurs
12/09/2011 09:03:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

van der Hoorn: 'I'm Joining a Wonderful Club'

Ajax defender Mike van der Hoorn has told Dutch press that he is set to join Swansea City

Six Clubs Set 2015/16 Premiership Records

Who were the six clubs to register a record breaking or equalling 2015/16 campaign?

Valencia Agent Says Swansea Link is 'Silly Season Stuff'

Enner Valencia's agent has dismissed the Sun's story that Swansea City are preparing a move for the West Ham striker

Swansea City Join Race To Sign Juventus Midfielder?

Reports in Italy are saying that Swansea City have joined Watford in the race to sign Juventus midfielder Roberto Pereyra

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Suggested By:
Taylor first choice, Kingsley backup13%
Taylor first choice, new signing as backup1%
Kingsley first choice, Taylor as backup62%
Kingsley first choice, new signing as backup13%
new signing first choice, Kingsley as backup8%
something else3%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Vital Swansea City1
2.Phil W1
3.Andyjack781