Rangel hoping to maintain record at the Emirates
14th October 2016
Angel Rangel insists the Swans are determined to preserve their fine record at the Emirates when they take on Arsenal on Saturday (3pm).
The Swans take in their sixth Premier League visit to the North London venue, where they have won three, drawn once and lost once so far.
The Gunners have lost their last two home clashes with the Swans, who take in their first game under new manager Bob Bradley.
And Rangel is keen to see the Swans build on their past ventures to the Emirates and pick up a result that will get the team moving up the table.
"We have a very good record there, and that gives you confidence as you approach the game because you know you've got results there in the past," said Rangel.
"We also have a new manager so we need to show a response for him.
"The gaffer has tried to sharpen things up a bit, and he's told us how he wants us to play - on and off the ball.
"For sure, the boys are listening to everything and giving everything they have.
"We also need points on board too. We've played well in the last couple of games but we didn't get any points.
"Arsenal are in good form and are looking very sharp at home, but we've won there in the past, so we are hoping for another victory tomorrow."
This season saw Rangel reach a personal milestone in the top flight, with the Spaniard making his 150th Premier League appearance during the defeat at Southampton last month.
Rangel, who turns 34 later this month, joined the Swans nine years ago from lower league Spanish club Terrassa.
And as he reflects on his Premier League milestone, the right-back's fondest top-flight memories involve tomorrow's opponents.
"When you keep hitting these milestones it shows your service to the club," said Rangel, who has made over 350 appearances for the Swans in all competitions.
"I could never have imagined playing 150 Premier League appearances when I arrived here in 2007.
"Of our time in the Premier League, we have so many great memories.
"Winning at Old Trafford and the Emirates were quite surreal. When you win at a huge club, it is a special feeling.
"At home, beating Arsenal 3-2 in the first year in our first season in the Premier League was incredible. It was our first win over a big club, and the fans and players were on top form that day.
"But hopefully we will have a lot more memories to savour."
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