Arsenal have won their last five League games in style, but the Swansea manager Garry Monk is under the impression that his team deserved to get something from yesterday’s game. Admittedly Gomis did have one excellent chance to put them in the lead, but he was quickly dealt with by Cech and Bellerin combined.
The Swans won their first game in six last week, against USELESS Aston Villa, and Monk is sure he team played better against the Gunners. “The irony is we didn’t play anywhere near as good as that last week against Aston Villa, yet got the win,” he said.
“Especially in the first half against Arsenal, the way we attacked we were the better team, and we really should have taken the lead.
“The second Arsenal goal killed us a little bit – the momentum and the way we were playing. The scoreline definitely flattered them.”
The second was the Koscielny shot after Giroud, Fabianski and the Boss all tussled in the Swansea goalmouth, but there was no foul given and Monk thinks that was a little unfair. “I’ve been involved in many of those situations myself and I think the whole stadium, everyone in it apart from the referee expected a free-kick,” Monk continued.
“You see it time and time again. It’s a free-kick with contact on the keeper. Those fine margins are what I’m talking about.
“That decision didn’t go for us so we have to live with that.”
But he does take some positives from his teams display. “We’re not always going to be competing against the quality of teams like Arsenal,” he added.
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