Gylfi's at the top of his game
9th November 2014
Gylfi Sigurdsson feels he's playing the best football of his career after his sensational free-kick helped the Swans clinch a 2-1 win over Arsenal.
The Icelandic midfielder curled home a delightful 30-yard free-kick to draw the Swans level after 75 minutes at the Liberty, before sub Bafe Gomis headed home shortly after to seal the comeback.
It was a triumph that sent the Swans level with fourth-placed West Ham after 12 matches.
With seven assists and three goals to his name already this season, Sigurdsson has made a significant impact following his summer move from Tottenham Hotspur.
Asked if he was playing the best football of his career, he said: "Yes, I think so. I am really enjoying it here. I'm glad to be back.
"But I have to push on and set up more goals for Bony or our other attacking players."
The 25-year-old's sublime set-piece changed the momentum of the game, which swung back into the Swans' favour with Gomis' header completing the comeback.
And Sigurdsson was delighted with his perfect strike.
"I said to Kyle Bartley that I'd go for the top-left corner and I struck beautifully. Thankfully it went in," beamed Sigurdsson.
"Goals change games and our fans were absolutely buzzing when that went in. And they pushed us on for the winner very soon after that. The stadium was absolutely rocking."
Victory lifts Garry Monk's side onto 18 points from 11 games, and Sigurdsson went on to hail the character shown by the hosts.
"We've had very tough games in different ways against Everton and Arsenal recently," he added.
"We had to dig deep to get a point at Everton while we showed a lot of character to come from behind to beat Arsenal.
"We fought until the end and we got a deserved three points.
"We're going very well at the moment. Heading into the international break with a win is a great boost for us."