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Jordan Ayew Earns Praises From Manager For His Display In Arsenal Win

Swansea City manager, Carlos Carvalhal has heaped praises on Ghanaian striker Jordan Ayew for his impressive performance against Arsenal on Tuesday night.

The Swans defeated the Gunners by 3:1 at the Liberty Stadium to move from the relegation zone.

The former Aston Villa goal poacher gave the Swans the lead on 61 minutes after Petr Cech’s mis-kick dropped in front him and Ayew rolled in a fifth goal in his last 10 games.

”We knew what would happen in this game – we knew Arsenal would have the ball more because they do that against almost every side,” Carvalhal added.

”But we blocked their dynamic. They like to play between the lines and we blocked them, which meant they had a huge problem creating goalscoring situations.

”A fundamental thing in the game was that our defensive transitions were very strong. Arsenal can hurt you in these situations, but Jordan Ayew was absolutely amazing in the way he received the ball and waited for the second line of players.

”This was crucial for us. We knew if we could do it, we would create chances and we had three or four in the first half.

”In the second half it was more difficult because they put two players out wide, but we waited for our moment and we scored.

”In the end, although they had more possession, we had more chances and the score was 3-1, so we are happy about that.”

Swansea City are currently occupying the 17th position with 23 points and will play Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in the matchday 26 fixtures.