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Bartley: Swansea Too Good To Turn Down

Bartley: Swansea Too Good To Turn Down

Former Arsenal defender Kyle Bartley says the opportunity to join Swansea City permanently was 'too good to turn down'.

The 21 year-old said that he was looking at a loan move until the Swans made an offer, and he made the £1m switch from the Gunners to the Liberty Stadium.

The youngster spent 5 years at the London club but he struggled to make a single first team appearance for manager Arsene Wenger. At a team that also liked to play attractive passing football, Bartley said Swansea's similar attractive style played a big part in his decision to join.

'I had my education at Arsenal and I do like to play football and play it out from the back and watching Swansea last year that is exactly what they have done so that is a massive thing for me joining Swansea,'

'I was newly-promoted to the Arsenal first team and I spoke to the boss Arsene Wenger briefly last week just wondering what his plans were for the season and he told me game-time would be at a minimum to be honest.

'For that reason I wanted to at least go out on loan and that was going to be the plan until Swansea came in and it was just too much of a good opportunity for me to turn down.'

'It has been a long, drawn-out process that has been going on for a while now and it has been a long summer waiting for it to happen but I'm finally here and settled in - I'm delighted to be a part of it,'








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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Monday August 20 2012
Time: 8:53PM

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