Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger:
“We want to transform the negatives into positives around us and create even more solidarity. Let’s not go overboard, we do not play to be relegated.
“We are playing to fight for the title. That’s why we have to put criticism in the right place.”
Swansea first-team coach Alan Curtis (speaking to the media in the absence of head coach Francesco Guidolin, who is suffering with a chest infection):
“We’ve got a good record there in recent seasons.
“We’ve beaten them twice and also drawn in the last three years, and we can certainly draw confidence from that.
“We knew how difficult these two away games were going to be but we go to Arsenal with the same mindset and that is to try and win.”