Search

Arsenal boss braced for Swansea test

08:10 05 January 2013

Swansea City's Miguel Michu celebrates scoring his sides first goal. Picture: Stephen Pond/EMPICS

Swansea City's Miguel Michu celebrates scoring his sides first goal. Picture: Stephen Pond/EMPICS

EMPICS Sport

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger accepts any talk of Wembley would be premature, even if his side progress from what is a tough encounter in south Wales.

The Gunners head to Swansea on Sunday for their FA Cup third-round tie looking to keep alive hopes of delivering a first piece of silverware to the Emirates Stadium.

“It is the first round (we play). You cannot speak about winning a trophy, so for us it is important to show continuity and consistency, and the FA Cup is part of that,” said Wenger.

“To get people to believe more in the team, it is important that we win on Sunday.

“It is an important moment of the season for us, for the team to strengthen the confidence of the team.

“We feel we are on a good run, but how far can we go? To win in the FA Cup will strengthen [our belief].”

Arsenal have produced some form in the Premier League over the past few weeks, their 1-1 draw at Southampton halting a run of four straight wins.

Swansea, though, were the last team to record a victory at Ashburton Grove, when they ran out 2-0 winners on December 1 following a late brace by Spanish striker Michu.

Wenger challenged his side to set the record straight when they travel to Liberty Stadium.

“They had a very good game here. We have to give them a different response on Sunday,” Wenger said.

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Islington Sports News

17:00

A group of Islington BC youngsters were given first use of the new facilities in the revamped gym at neighbouring Lion ABC, Hoxton.

16:05

Pro Touch Soccer Academy youngster Haru Maitani has signed schoolboy professional forms with Fulham’s Under-10 side.

11:59

Islington side Access2Sports Under-12s are eager to develop a local rivalry with Torriano Tigers following their convincing 48-2 victory against the Community Basketball League debutants.

Mon, 07:16

Midway through a hard-fought first half at the Liberty Stadium a rainbow appeared. Not just any rainbow, one of those glorious technicolour efforts which make you feel warm inside.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Arsene Wenger played down reports of a bust-up with Arsenal’s in-form forward Alexis Sanchez during his side’s impressive 4-0 win at Swansea City.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted in-form striker Olivier Giroud suffered an ankle injury during his team’s impressive 4-0 win over Swansea.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Arsenal eased to a 4-0 victory against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium with goals from Olivier Giroud, Alex Iwobi (2), and Alexis Sanchez.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Teenager Billy Underwood is content to bide his time as he prepares to take his professional bow at York Hall next month.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now