Arsene Wenger: Swansea refused to play and got lucky in win at Arsenal
Last Updated: 12/05/15 2:12pm
Garry Monk defended his game plan after Arsene Wenger accused Swansea of "refusing to play" at Arsenal.
Monk's side hit Arsenal's hopes of finishing second as Bafetimbi Gomis' late header earned them a 1-0 win at the Emirates in a game dominated by the home side.
Arsenal could not beat their former goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, though, despite 68 per cent of possession and three times as many shots as their visitors.
A frustrated Wenger afterwards insisted his side were "unlucky against a team who refused to play completely and just defended".
"I cannot say they played a lot tonight. They go home but I don't know how many passes they made."
Wenger's comments were then put to Monk, who has masterminded Premier League doubles over both Arsenal and Manchester United in his first full season as manager.
Monk said: "If we didn't play how did we get the three points? We could have gone toe-to-toe but they have the quality to hurt us.
"There are times you have to be adaptable - if people don't like that it's not my problem."
Arsenal need five points from their remaining three games to guarantee automatic Champions League qualification, and next up on Super Sunday are Manchester United, who can still condemn them to an August qualifier.
"It is crucial to show this was an accident," Wenger said.
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