Today's media round-up

7th January 2013

After a frantic second half display, a late equaliser from Danny Graham booked Swansea City an FA Cup third round replay with Arsenal. 
Against a strong Arsenal side, the Swans showed character to level the tie after trailing 2-1 late in the second half.
Such character has led Dwight Tiendalli to send out a rallying cry, insisting the Swans fear nobody ahead of the Capital One Cup semi-final with Chelsea.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, meanwhile, claims his side should have been awarded a penalty and Jonathan De Guzman discusses Swansea's 'Mediterranean' playing style in The Times.


Daily Mail
Wenger angered after Webb turns down Ramsey appeal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger felt his side had been wrongly denied a penalty during the 2-2 draw with Swansea in their FA Cup third-round tie at the Liberty Stadium.
'It was a penalty and the referee saw it,' he said.
'Do you know why he did not give it? Because he thought the guy had not done it on purpose, and I also think it was accidental.
'But he (Ramsey) did not trip himself, he was caught clearly by the leg of the Swansea player. The referee hesitated and he did not give it.'

South Wales Evening Post
We can beat anyone, says Tiendalli

Dwight Tiendalli has sent out a rallying call ahead of Wednesday's Capital One Cup semi-final first leg in Chelsea, insisting Swansea City can win in West London.
And Tiendalli believes that, on their day, Michael Laudrup's men can match any side in the country.
Tiendalli, who started the FA Cup draw with Arsenal, said: "My opinion is that if we are 100 per cent we can beat anyone.
"They have lots of big players but if you look at the big games we have played so far, like against Arsenal, then you can see we are good enough to compete with everybody."

Sunday Times
Swans style suits de Guzman

If anyone epitomizes the multinational character of modern football it is Jonathan de Guzman - and if any club do, perhaps they are Swansea.
There, in front of an approving, converted support, the team eschew the British long ball in favour of, as De Guzman puts it, "looking for that football solution" in tight situations - a very Mediterranean thing.
De Guzman, who lives in town, deems Swansea "a nice city" but knew "not much at all" about the place or its location before signing on loan from Villarreal. Yet it was a "no brainer" because of the club's football brand, and Michael Laudrup, his former coach at Mallorca.