Ghana and Swansea City forward Andre Ayew and his team-mates have been commended for their display in Saturday’s premier league defeat to Arsenal by coach Gary Monk.
Second half goals from Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Joel Campbell earned Arsenal the all-important three points in South Wales.
Monk feels his side were made to pay for missed chances as the 3-0 scoreline reflects harshly following an impressive first-half showing.
“We’re disappointed to lose the game,” said Monk. “It’s hard because there were a lot of positives, especially the first half. We were the better team, created chances and played good football.
“The intention was there straight away. We had Arsenal on the back foot for the first half and should have taken our chances.
“I thought the effort and commitment from my players was great, but you need to take those opportunities when you’re on top. I feel for the players because that first half was much more like ourselves. We were aggressive and on the front foot.
“The first two goals were mistakes from ourselves, and you can’t do that against any team, especially a team like Arsenal. They were poor goals from our point of view, and it was an uphill task from there.
“It’s a shame because we played so well. I think three-nil flatters Arsenal. We need to take the positives from today into games against teams in and around us.” Monk old he Swansea website.