Garry Monk Hits Back At Arsene Wenger.


Swansea City coach has defended his team's tactics in Monday night's win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Garry Monk spoke out after Arsene Wenger claimed the visitors refused to play.

Swansea City got the only goal of the game as the match drew to its close after parking the bus for so long and the Arsenal manager thinks that is not an ideal way to play football. He however gave credit to Swansea for the win.

"We were unlucky against a team who just defended," said Wenger.

"They came just to defend with four defenders and six midfielders," said Wenger.

"If you win, you're fantastic. If you lose, people say, 'Why did you not play?' They won, so they are fantastic."

Responding to this, Garry Monk said that they did what they thought was best, admitting they would have suffered from the hands of the Gunners if they had come out to attack.

"If we didn't play, I'm not sure how we got the three points", the Swansea boss said.

"Three points - that's the pleasing bit, whether we deserved it or not.

"We could have come here and gone toe-to-toe but, with the individual quality Arsenal have, they could have hurt us, so we set up very well with a game plan.

"We've done it all season. We've played games where we've dominated and won and we've played games like this where we've set up differently."

That 1-0 loss was Arsenal's first after 11 league games and it means they are now three points behind Manchester City with an outstanding game against Sunderland. On the other hand, Swansea were catapulted to eighth after that victory, thus raising their hopes for Europa League qualification.

Arsenal dominated the second half but could not make a headway; thanks to our former goalkeeper, Lukasz Fabianski who made several crucial saves to make sure his new club snatched all three points. We will now have to go to Old Trafford and perform a magic like we did in the FA Cup quarter-final. Until then, have a nice week.

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