Curtis hoping for more Emirates joy against Arsenal
1st March 2016
Alan Curtis insists Swansea City can draw confidence from previous visits to Arsenal as the two teams prepare to face off again at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday (7.45pm).
The Swans - who face the second of back-to-back away games in the space of three days - have lost just once in their previous four trips to Arsenal in the Premier League.
That sole defeat came in just their fifth outing in the top-flight back in September 2011, while the Swans have won twice at the Emirates in the past three seasons.
Swansea - who lost 2-1 to Tottenham on Sunday - face an Arsenal side that have won just twice in their last seven league games, a sequence that has seen Arsene Wenger's men slip five points behind leaders Leicester.
"We've got a good record there in recent seasons," said Curtis, who was speaking to the media in the absence of Francesco Guidolin, who took charge of training on Tuesday morning but was suffering with a chest infection.
"We've beaten them twice and also drawn in the last three years, and we can certainly draw confidence from that.
"We knew how difficult these two away games were going to be but we go to Arsenal with the same mindset and that is to try and win.
"I thought we battled extremely well against Spurs on Sunday but they were outstanding, particularly in the second half, and are probably the best side that we have faced so far this season.
"But we have to try and keep possession better - and also try and pose more of a threat going forward."