Date: 6th September 2011 at 10:31am
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Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers said he’s not worried about his side’s lack of goals ahead of Saturday’s trip to Arsenal.

The Swans have still yet to score in 3 Premier League games and they’ll aiming to break that duck when they travel to the Emirates Stadium this weekend.

Rodgers thinks it’s a just a matter of time when his team ‘explodes’ in terms of goals as they also go in search for the first win of the season.

Arsenal will be looking to bounce back following their awful 8-2 defeat at Manchester United at the end of August, and they’ll probably see no better opportunity to overcome that with a home game against a newly-promoted club who’ve yet to score.

Rodgers told the Evening Post:

‘I think we are ready to explode in relation to goals,’

‘The spotlight is on us because of the goals at the moment, but that doesn’t concern me because of the players that I have.

‘I feel it’s only a matter of time and that we just have to stay patient.

‘In Danny Graham we have got a top talent, a player who gives everything even when he doesn’t score.

‘When he comes off the field his shirt is soaking wet because he gives so much to the cause.

‘It’s just a matter of time before he scores, and you can see Scott Sinclair is getting closer and closer.

‘We have a real attacking threat, so the goals don’t concern me.

‘They probably concern the media more than me because I have trust in the players.’


Rodgers also spoke about the three ‘different’ teams we’ve faced so far in the Premiership:

‘We have played three different types of team,’

‘We have played a team who will be one of the leading teams in Europe and coped well for an hour.

‘We have played a team who have been in and around the bottom end of the table for a few seasons and I thought we showed up well in that game ? we could have won it.

‘Then, against Sunderland, a top-ten team in relation to size of club and money spent, we improved again.

‘We showed we can compete physically and we could have won the game.’


Rodgers also said that he is pleased with his side’s start to the season:

‘We go through to January with the players we have got,’

‘We have looked solid at the back, with two clean sheets in three games.

‘I am pleased with how we have started the season, but we are in the business of winning games.

‘We want to get that first win and then get more wins sooner rather than later.’

But he points out: ‘Our next game is at the Emirates, and I am much happier to be going there than I would be about going to a lot of places in the country.

‘We have been on an incredible journey, and the story continues for us.’


Quite surprisingly, Swansea City are above Arsenal in the League table ahead of Saturday’s game.