Britton: Front four 'looking great'

Leon Britton has hailed the attacking threat of Swansea's front four as they prepare for the trip to Arsenal.

Last Updated: 30/11/12 at 07:40 Post Comment

Leon Britton: Impressed with frontrunners

Leon Britton: Impressed with frontrunners

Leon Britton has hailed the attacking threat of Swansea's front four as the Welsh club look to extend their good recent form against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium this weekend.

A stunning first-half performance at the Liberty Stadium brought high-flying West Brom back down to earth on Wednesday, with a 3-1 victory extending the Swans' current sequence of results to one defeat in nine games in all competitions.

The win over the Baggies was characterised by the manner in which Nathan Dyer, Wayne Routledge, Pablo Hernandez and top scorer Michu terrorised the visiting defence.

And Britton had nothing but praise for the quartet.

"They did brilliantly. All three lads behind Michu were brilliant," he said.

"Wayne took to the role really well and got two goals, but all three were a constant threat with Michu at the top as well; the front four were on fire all together and looking great going forward.

"They have so much confidence in their ability to beat their man and the guys behind them are there to make sure that there's no pressure if it doesn't come off.

"Confidence has been growing over the last few weeks and it's showing in our performances now."

The win also moved Swansea on to 20 points, halfway to the common survival target of 40, before the end of November and has them on course to secure a third season of top-flight football.

Britton added: "We're happy to get there by the end of November when last year took us to New Year's Eve after a slow start.

"To do it before December shows we're well on course and is an achievement in itself."

Michael Laudrup's side now head to face Arsenal, the club where Britton started his career as a trainee, with hopes high of getting a result.

Swansea were beaten 1-0 at the Emirates last season after a rare error from goalkeeper Michel Vorm, but Britton believes the squad have shown they are now capable of picking up points anywhere.

"Perhaps we were a little bit overawed by it last year, but this year we have already gone to Manchester City, Newcastle and Liverpool and done really well at these kind of grounds," he said.

"We'll go to the Emirates with more experience than we did last year and we'll go there full of confidence and hopefully put a good performance in.

"We're on a good run now for the last seven games and confidence is high, but we won't get carried way and keep working hard as normal."


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