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Swansea City's Garry Monk gearing up for Arsenal backlash

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: March 24, 2014

By Gareth Vincent / gareth.vincent@swwmedia.co.uk / @Gareth_Vincent

Swansea City boss Garry Monk

Swansea City boss Garry Monk

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GARRY Monk has warned Swansea City to expect an Arsenal backlash when they go to the Emirates tomorrow night.

Swansea head for North London desperate for a result having failed to win in their last five Premier League matches.

But Monk believes their task has been made harder by Arsenal's 6-0 humiliation at Chelsea over the weekend.

"It's a horrible feeling whenever you lose a game, but to lose by such a margin is hard to take," said the Swansea boss.

"I expect a good reaction from Arsenal. In football you always get that chance to put things right, and they will be thinking their game against us is that chance.

"Arsenal have a squad full of experienced, top professionals and international players, so I expect them to be back on their game tomorrow.

"I think everyone was surprised by the Arsenal result on Saturday, but every now and again you suffer big defeats.

"And I think if you look at the Chelsea game, the red card changed the circumstances."

Monk reported no fresh injury concerns following the weekend defeat at Everton.

Swansea performed well in spells at Goodison Park but, not for the first time, a combination of sloppy defending and lax finishing cost them their chances of a result.

And Monk admits Swansea must make themselves harder to break down at the Emirates.

"We are making silly mistakes - every goal is a bad goal," he added.

"We need to make teams work that little bit harder to score against us.

"There are going to be spells in games where the pressure is on and we have to manage them better."

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