It might seem strange to pay £12m for a striker to then leave him on the bench but the purchase of Bony (and Shelvey) should enable Swansea to turn possession into wins far more often against lower teams in the league and I'd expect us to get far more points than in previous seasons against the teams that end up in the bottom 5 or 6 places.
The first half (apart from the late chance for Giroud) probably went as well as Laudrup could have hoped for. It was a pretty cagey opening with the ball mainly in the middle third and both sides having sufficient numbers back that there was little opportunity to create chances.
|Shots by Minute: Swans going 40 minutes in 1st half without a shot and neither side with an attempt between the 16th and 38th minute|
|10 Attempts each, but Arsenal's generally from better areas|
|Passes received by Michu pre (left) and post (right) Arsenal's second goal|
It was good again to see Pozuelo have some impressive touches when he came on. I think he could have a real influence coming on as a sub on a regular basis with 25-30 minutes to go as his quick feet could make a mockery out of tired defences.
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