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Swansea City: Confident Ben Davies's warning to Arsenal

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: November 30, 2012

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BEN Davies has warned Arsenal they will face a Swansea City side full of confidence at the Emirates tomorrow.

Swansea produced a sparkling performance to beat West Brom on Wednesday and extend their unbeaten run to six matches.

Michael Laudrup's side stormed out of the blocks, with Michu opening the scoring before Wayne Routledge struck twice in a blistering first-half display.

Romelu Lukaku hit back for the Baggies, but they never looked like forcing their way back into the game.

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Swansea have only lost one of their last nine games, and that was a narrow 1-0 defeat at champions Manchester City.

"We can go into the Arsenal game a bit more relaxed, but we'll go in confident after our last few performances," said Davies.

"It's away from home against a big club, but there's no reason we can't get something out of it.

"It'll be a totally different game to West Brom, it will be open which could suit us."

Swansea sliced Albion open with crisp, purposeful passing.

Steve Clarke's side barely had time to draw breath before Michu smashed home Pablo Hernandez's pull-back nine minutes in.

Routledge doubled the lead three minutes later and put Swansea out of sight shortly before the break.

"The first half was probably our best performance of the season and we thoroughly deserved to be three goals up at the time," said Davies.

"To concede just before half-time kind of knocked the stuffing out of us a bit, but we did well in the second half to close the game out and claim the three points.

"We thought it was an important game with the fixtures we've got coming."

The win took Swansea to 20 points, a total they didn't reach until a New Year's Eve draw with Spurs last season.

And Davies has played a key part in the recent success after stepping in for the injured Neil Taylor.

"To get 20 points after 14 games is an excellent start to the season," added the left-back.

"West Brom were third in the table and had won four out of four so to put in a performance like that is an excellent achievement for us.

"I feel quite settled in the team at the moment and that's a good thing.

"That's showing in my performances, I'm enjoying my football and hopefully that will continue."

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