Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger tips Swansea City boss Bob Bradley to be a success
13th October 2016
Arsene Wenger believes Bob Bradley has the tools required to thrive at Swansea City - and reckons his appointment is good for the Premier League.
The top flight's newest manager goes up against the division's longest-serving boss when the Swans face Wenger's Arsenal this weekend.
And Wenger is convinced Bradley, who spent time observing the Frenchman's Arsenal training while he was USA national coach, has what it takes to succeed at the Liberty Stadium.
"I believe overall he is equipped to deal with what is requested of him," said the Gunners boss.
"Bob Bradley has big experience - he's not a beginner. He has travelled a lot. He has accumulated experience in the States, and he's been in Egypt, he has been in France just recently.
"He is coming now to England, which is certainly for him a fantastic opportunity.
"Winning is the best way of dealing with (doubts), just after playing us! You do not want to create scepticism because of where you're from. What is important is that you're qualified for the job you do, no matter where you're from.
"It's good as well for the Premier League because the Premier League is taking off in the States and certainly to have an American will create even more interest for the Premier League in the States."
Unbeaten since the opening day of the season, Arsenal will be looking to maintain their form and keep the pressure on leaders Manchester City.
But the Swans have a superb record at the Emirates, having won three and lost only one of their five Premier League trips to Arsenal's home.
Their most recent visit was in March, when Joel Campbell put the hosts in front only for goals from Wayne Routledge and Ashley Williams to secure a memorable Swans win.
"Last year we had a very negative experience with Swansea," Wenger added.
"We have a good opportunity to show that we have learned from that and that we are capable of dealing with this type of opponent, and to show that we can deal with the kind of fixtures where we are the favourites.
"We were not always capable to do that last season and we want to show that we have moved forward."