Britton not downbeat despite defeat
1st November 2015
Leon Britton felt the Swans had reasons to be positives despite Arsenal's victory at the Liberty on Saturday.
Garry Monk's side looked impressive in the first half, with Bafe Gomis handed the best opportunity of the opening 45 minutes only for the French striker to be denied by Hector Bellerin's challenge when put through in on goal.
But the Gunners showed their ruthless side in the second half, with Olivier Giroud heading into the corner of the net four minutes after the restart before Laurent Koscielny tapped home from close range after Lukasz Fabianski had spilled a high cross.
Joel Campbell then added further gloss for the visitors' scoreline as he added a third, but Britton admitted the Swans can't allow themselves to be too downhearted despite the defeat.
"We are disappointed with the result," said Britton, who replaced Ki Sung-Yueng late on.
"There are plenty of positives to take particularly from the first half. I thought we played really well and better than of late, but we came off with a 3-0 defeat and it didn't feel like that."
He added: "It was disappointing to concede goals in the manner that we did.
"Since the manager has come in, we've been hard to beat and we haven't conceded goals like that.
"It's difficult when you give a team of Arsenal's quality goals like that.
"They are a team in very good form so we knew it was going to be tough, but we showed our quality in the first half.
"We needed to keep that up in the second half but the two soft goals really hurt us, and they saw the game out from then on."