Why I am worried about Swansea by DN
Swansea are currently only three points above the relegation zone and it seems a bit strange after their excellent form of the last few seasons, but the fact is that right now they will be looking to put some daylight between themselves and the other contenders so will be expected to put up a fight this evening.
The Swans visited White Hart Lane at the weekend, and scared the Spuds with an early lead, but despite all Arsenal fans cheering them on they couldn’t quite hold on and ended up losing 2-1, and now they arrive at the Emirates with another tough task, but will they be as worried about facing the Gunners?
Let’s start with my list of reasons to worry about tonight.
1 – Arsenal have lost their last two games and look in disarray.
2 – In the last six home games Arsenal have only scored in two of them.
3 – Arsenal have not beaten Swansea at the Emirates for the last three seasons. Bogey team?
4 – Lukasz Fabianski.
5 – Giroud hasn’t scored in nine games, a record.
6 – The pressure is on Arsenal. No win – no title.
7 – Arsenal players have been criticized all week and will be very aware of their failure
8 – Lukasz Fabianski
Swansea may be close to the relegation zone and are rated as long underdogs for tonights game, but they have many easier games coming up and will have little pressure here. Swansea’s first-team coach Alan Curtis (the manager is ill) said: “We’ve got a good record there in recent seasons.
“We’ve beaten them twice and also drawn in the last three years, and we can certainly draw confidence from that.
“We knew how difficult these two away games were going to be but we go to Arsenal with the same mindset and that is to try and win.”
Let’s hope that Arsenal are also trying to win eh? Wenger is expecting a hard game of course. He said on the official site: “Swansea want to secure their position in the Premier League so we expect them to fight very hard, be very committed and well organised defensively. They are a good side who find themselves in a position where they certainly did not expect to be at the start of the season. They lost confidence with a bad start and after that, in the Premier League, it’s difficult.”
And Wenger hit the nail on the head there. Talking about lost confidence! Arsenal last 10 games shows 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 defeats. Which is the team lacking confidence Arsene?
So I will be watching tonight’s game with fear in my heart. We SHOULD be hot favourites, but are we really?