Carlos Carvalhal: Swansea can beat drop


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Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal believes Tuesday’s victory over Arsenal proves that they are capable of beating relegation this season.

The Welsh outfit have been steadily improving since Carvalhal’s appointment at the end of 2017, losing just one of his eight games at the helm in all competitions.

Swansea, who are priced at 2.10 to be relegated, are now unbeaten in six, winning three and drawing three, including victories at home to Liverpool and Arsenal in their two most recent Premier League engagements.

Arsenal took the lead at the Liberty Stadium through Nacho Monreal but they were ahead for only a minute as Sam Clucas levelled.

Jordan Ayew put the Swans in front as he tapped in just after the hour mark before Clucas bagged his second of the night late on to wrap up all three points.

Carvalhal’s side have now moved out of the bottom three following the 3-1 triumph at home to the Gunners and the Portuguese is keen to see them take advantage of this momentum.

“We are very happy,” Carvalhal said. “To win against Arsenal after beating Liverpool – I’m more than proud of my players.

“We created more chances than them. My players did fantastic work. I told them we are ready to do something different. I said after Watford we are not dead, we are breathing.

“We have a chance [of staying up]. We are not in intensive care. We are not far away from the doctor saying we can go home.”

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