Today's media round-up
15th January 2013
On the eve of the Swans' FA Cup third-round replay with Arsenal, Kyle Bartley says he has no regrets about leaving Arsenal for the Liberty Stadium last summer. Meanwhile, chairman Huw Jenkins discusses how pleased he is with the progress the club are making under the management of Michael Laudrup, and Dwight Tiendalli warns Swansea City that there is still room for improvement, despite an impressive run of form.
Bartley confident he made right choice in leaving Arsenal for Swans
Kyle Bartley insists he has no regrets at having left Arsenal for Swansea in a £1million deal over the summer.
Ahead of an FA Cup third-round replay against his former employers on Wednesday, Bartley said: "I've no regrets over leaving Arsenal because I believe everything happens for a reason.
"I still had a couple of years left on my contract and if I wanted to stay, the option was there for me. But I wanted to go somewhere where I was more capable of playing games.
"My thigh injury hampered that earlier this season, but I want to kick on from here.
"I don't think I've anything to prove to Arsene (Wenger). He knows what I'm capable of and the type of player I am. Unfortunately, I was in the wrong place at the wrong time."
Swansea City boss Laudrup will see out contract - Huw Jenkins
Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins is confident manager Michael Laudrup will stay at the Liberty Stadium until the end of his contract.
"After losing Brendan [Rodgers] we had big changes in the summer that we had to cope with and things have gone very well," said Jenkins
"I don't think you could have wished for a nicer person to have come in as manager than Michael Laudrup.
"I think match-by-match tactically and the way he puts our team out and the way we approach different games he's getting better and better and quite rightly so he's going to make headlines himself."
South Wales Evening Post
Dwight Tiendalli warns Swansea City there is room to improve
Dwight Tiendalli has warned Swansea City there is room for improvement as they look to extend their seven-match unbeaten run at Arsenal in their FA Cup third round replay tomorrow night.
That sequence of results includes last week's stunning 2-0 Capital One Cup win over Chelsea and a creditable goalless draw at Everton last Saturday.
"I think this was good preparation for the Arsenal game but I think we should've done better with possession against Everton," said Tiendalli.
"We were too fast to give the ball away - our possession play was not as good as it usually is. We could have been much better in possession.
"Against a team like Arsenal we'll get more space to play, so hopefully we can improve. I think you can always do better, no matter what. Even if you win 6-0, there's always something you can improve."