London – Swansea City’s surprise victory over Arsenal opportunites The Swans appear in European competition next season. But the manager, Gary Monk, did not want to think much to it and focus on the two games the rest of his team.
Although Arsenal perform under pressure almost throughout the 90 minutes and only had 8 shots with three on target, Swansea was the one who brings home the full point from the Emirates Stadium, Tuesday (12/05/2015) pm dawn.
Bafetimbi Gomis lone goal in the 85th minute was enough to deliver Swansea up to the 8th position of the standings with 56 points from 35 games. The difference in points with Liverpool in the rank-5 was “only” six figures while the Hotspurd Tottenham in fifth is two numbers.
Both teams fill the spot for the Europa League next season and see the last two opponents Swansea, Manchester City and Crystal Palace, the opportunity to play in the competition is still open though not regarded lightly.
Associated chance to qualify for the Europa League next season, Monk would not wished to focus while bringing his team to win the remaining two games and hope the competitors including Southampton slip.
“What happened later (to qualify for the Europa League)? I do not want to focus there. Why do we not try for it? Today we have proved our ability and we see the results in the last two games will bring us to an extent,” said Monk The BBC.
Swansea become the first team in the 2012/2013 season after Chelsea were able to beat Arsenal twice during the season. At the first meeting, Swansea won 2-1 at Libery Stadium this season.
“We were able to run our entire plan. The players played fantastic and being able to apply the tactics on the field,” said Monk.
(Mrp / nds)