Ben targets final flourish
11th March 2013
Ben Davies insists the Swans are determined to sign off the season with a flourish - starting with Saturday's home clash with Arsenal.
With nine games left, the Swans face all of the top five teams as the Barclays Premier League enters the final stages of the season.
Michael Laudrup's side already have 40 points on the board, along with lifting the Capital One Cup, in what has already proved an unforgettable campaign at the Liberty.
But last weekend's defeat at West Brom means the Swans go into Saturday's fixture with the Gunners on a losing note.
And Davies, who has enjoyed a meteoric rise in stature this term since making his debut in August, insists the squad are desperate to ensure their good work doesn't fizzle out in the remaining games.
"We have moved on from the weekend, despite it being a quite frustrating result," said the Wales international.
"We are determined to get a positive result this Saturday against Arsenal.
"We are in a great position in the table at the moment, and we can be proud of all our work this season so far.
"To have won the Capital One Cup was an amazing achievement, and we have managed to record some excellent wins in the league too.
"But if we fade away now, then that could take the shine off our season.
"The target is to finish as high as we can, and we have to play the top five in the next nine games so we know how tough they will be.
"But everyone is looking forward to it. To finish the season with a good string of results would be amazing."
Davies has already featured twice against Arsenal this season, both in the Swans' excellent 2-0 win at The Emirates in December while he was also part of the side that was held to an FA Cup draw at the Liberty the following month.
And he has taken a lot from testing himself against Arsenal's star squad.
"We've had some good matches against Arsenal this season," added the 19-year-old.
"The win at their place in the league was one of the performances and results of the season for us.
"The cup matches were very close too, and I think it will be the same this Saturday.
"For me, personally, I've taken a lot from these games. You are up against some of the best players in the league and you enjoy putting yourself against these players and you learn a lot too.
"Hopefully Saturday will be another enjoyable afternoon for us."