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Arsenal fear Swansea, says Vorm

14 March 2013 13:12

Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm says Arsenal will be afraid of his side ahead of their clash at Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

The League Cup winners have beaten Arsenal in their previous two English Premier League encounters, including a 2-0 victory at Emirates Stadium earlier in the season.

And Vorm believes his team are capable of beating anyone when on top of their game.

In addition, the Dutchman says Arsenal will be feeling the pressure of the race for the top four and doubts their chances of securing qualification for next season's Champions League.

"Of course we can make it three wins (in a row). If we play to our best then we can beat everybody," Vorm told reporters. "We don't need to be afraid of anybody.

"It's more that they are afraid of us because they know how well we can play. Arsenal is a game that suits us.

"Arsenal don't like to play against us because they know what we are capable of. They also know they can't afford to lose games so it will be tough for them.

"It's hard because there are a lot of good teams. Look at Spurs, they are almost unbeatable at the moment. A lot of teams are fighting for the top four spots and I don't think they are going to make it."

Swansea lost 2-1 to West Brom last time out but Vorm insists the Welsh club are more suited to playing teams such as Arsenal, who favour a shorter passing style.

"It will be a totally different game to West Brom," he said. "We've played Arsenal a couple of times, we won at home and playing them suits us a bit better.

"But we've nine games to go and we have to learn from the West Brom game. If we take the positives from the first half then we can play so well.

"It's an important game for us because even though we have 40 points we want to win a couple more."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
16 March 2013
Game week
30
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
0 - 2
Venue
Liberty Stadium (Swansea)
Attendance
20583

Goals

0 - 1
74' Nacho Monreal
 (assist by O. Giroud)
0 - 2
90'+1 Y. Gervinho
 (assist by A. Ramsey)

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
15
19
2
14
17
21
25
# Player Bookings
16
27 90+1'
28
1
5
7
22

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Premier League table

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1 19 +27 46
2 19 +24 43
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5 19 +11 33
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