Bradley sees reasons to be positive despite Swans flaws

Ian Watson

Swansea manager Bob Bradley believes there are a lot of positives his side can take from their defeat at Arsenal.

The Swans twice pegged the Gunners back to within a goal but Bradley’s new side could not force an equaliser, despite Granit Xhaka being dismissed for the hosts.

The Swans have now lost their last four league games in a row but Bradley was happy with large parts of their game against the Gunners.

He said: “That was an exciting game but obviously it didn’t finish how we wanted it to.

“I didn’t like our start, we were slow to step out and gave them too much of the ball.

“Arsenal is a team where if you don’t make the most of your chances, they will play through the lines.

“That part of the game I didn’t like and of course, that coincides from our end with two poor goals.

“But I thought there were moments where we closed down the ball more, moments where we pressed and pushed the ball higher.

“I think we kept at it so at the end, disappointed but I think the players feel that we had a very good week of training and now if we can take the starting points we saw today, then there is a chance we can become a really good team.”