Swansea City's Ashley Williams on Arsenal defeat: We lacked intensity
ASHLEY Williams blamed a lack of intensity for Swansea City's defeat to Arsenal on Saturday.
Michael Laudrup's side started the game well, controlling possession and carving out chances before Arsenal wrestled back the initiative.
The Gunners ended the first half strongly and went ahead in the second through Nacho Monreal's 76th minute strike.
Swansea pushed for an equalier, but could not find a way past Lukasz Fabianski and in injury time substitute Gervinho's scored the visitors' second goal.
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Williams struggled to explain Swansea's defeat, but put it down to tempo.
The reverse leaves Laudrup's men ninth in the table ahead of Tottenham's visit to the Liberty on March 30.
In the meantime, Williams will link up with Wales for World Cup qualifiers against Scotland and Croatia.
"It was just flat, there was no intensity or tempo and I'm not sure why," said the Swansea centre-back.
"The goals don't concern me, I would never question the attitude, but it was a more a lack of urgency in the second half.
"We had a couple of chances to score and didn't take them.
"But I'm not going to say we should have created more chances. I think it's unfair to say the lads up top didn't take the chances and that's why we lost the game. That happens.
"Arsenal are a good team, but we have to be downhearted because we've just lost at home.
"We can beat any team, especially at the Liberty, it was the manner in which we lost today that we're disappointed with."