Arsenal travel to The Liberty Stadium this weekend in what is still charmingly referred to as the Third Round Proper of the FA Cup.
Naturally there will be much made of Swansea’s recent Premier League victory over the Gunners by pundits ahead of the tie. Swansea darling Michu fired in a brace that knocked the stuffing out of Arsenal but it would be ambitious to suggest that this one result was in any way ‘season defining’ for either side.
In a recent presser Arsene said that he felt that his side were guilty that day of ‘wanting to win too much’ and aside from anything else a lack of composure was integral to their downfall.
The boss commented after the defeat:
We are in this job to turn things around, and I am confident we will (because of) the quality of the players and the spirit we have in the team. What is important is we get the quality of our game back. Then the places change. You make your assessment at the end of the season, as I said many times.
Arsenal go into this match as the bookies favourites and it is difficult to mount a counter argument to their assessment.
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