Scoreline reflects harshly, says Fabianski

31st October

Lukasz Fabianski felt Swansea's 3-0 defeat to Arsenal was a "harsh" reflection on the Swans' overall performance on Saturday afternoon.

The Swans turned in an impressive performance during the first half against their high-flying counterparts but were made to rue missed chances when second-half goals from Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Joel Campbell inflicted defeat on Garry Monk's side.

During a dominant opening 45 minutes, the Swans failed to make the most of the opportunities they created as Bafe Gomis was unable to convert from a one-on-one with Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech, while the Gunners stopper was on hand to deny Gomis' goal-bound header shortly after. 

Giroud then headed home the opener for Arsenal, three minutes into the second period, before Koscielny and Campbell added to Arsene Wenger's side's lead.

But upon reflection, Fabianski felt the Swans deserved more from the game but insisted they could take positives from their performance.

"I think it was harsh," said Fabianski on the full-time result. "In the first half, especially, we were in control of the game. We created some really good chances and it didn't look like were going to lose three goals.

"It was good football, especially with the way we passed the ball around them and the way we tried to find the spaces.

"The game could have been different, but we were not able to put the chances away, so it's a disappointing final result.

"It's always disappointing to concede a goal, but especially when you are the team in control.

"The second goal then felt like a goal given away. I felt some contact [from Koscielny], but maybe I could have made a different decision and punched the ball - then there wouldn't have been a decision for the referee to make.

"But if we take the way we played for 60 minutes into the next game, then we can get the three points against Norwich."