Victory underlines squad's strength, says Amat

3rd March

Jordi Amat believes the Swans' strength in depth came to fruition at the Emirates Stadium following a fine 2-1 win over Arsenal.
Amat was one of six changes to the starting XI from the defeat at Tottenham Hotspur last Sunday, with Stephen Kingsley making his Premier League debut and loanee Leroy Fer getting his first start for the club.
It paid off for the Swans, who fought back from Joel Campbell's 15th minute opener to seal victory courtesy of goals from Wayne Routledge and skipper Ashley Williams.
And Amat, who made his eighth appearance of the campaign, believes the changes and result at the Emirates underlines the quality options within the squad.

"Some players had chances to show the gaffer, the club and themselves that they have the quality to play at this level," said Amat. "Everyone did that.
"It doesn't matter who is playing. Everyone is important in the squad, but the important thing is the club, and when you get a result like this it is very rewarding for everyone connected to Swansea City.
"They have some amazing players in Ozil, Giroud and Sanchez, so we had to be very strong. We were set up very well, and we were compact as a team.
"We suffered a little in the first half, but grew into the game as it went along.
"We said before the game that nothing changes whoever got the first goal - we needed to keep playing the same.

"Before the game we talked about making the most of set-pieces, and we did just that.
"Gylfi's delivery was perfect, and I was in front of Ash and the ball was close to hitting my hand, but fortunately Ash directed it into the net.
"It was a huge goal for us, and it was so important to get three points. It gives us some breathing space from the relegation places, but we must build on this.
"It will give us so much more confidence for our game on Saturday."