Neil Taylor has faith in Swansea City philosophy

Neil Taylor
Neil Taylor played for Wales in both of their September internationals

Neil Taylor insists Swansea City can pull themselves out of the Premier League relegation zone by playing their stylish brand of football.

Swansea lost 1-0 at Champions League giants Arsenal on Saturday and the Welsh club have not scored, let alone won, in their opening four matches.

But Wales international Taylor says Swansea will not sacrifice their philosophy for a more direct approach.

"We can get out of this playing the way we do," said the Swans left-back.

"I don't think there should be any other way, as nobody can say it is not working for us.

"We are cutting teams open and defensively we're looking solid enough.

"We're doing really well, I don't think it is a situation where people can say we're really struggling.

"We're putting in good performances. It is just a case of carrying on and hoping we get the result. And as soon as those results start to change, it can only be good for us."

Premier League newcomers Swansea started their top-flight campaign with a 4-0 home thrashing at title contenders Manchester City before back-to-back goalless home draws against Wigan and Sunderland.

The Swans were defeated 1-0 by Arsenal at The Emirates Stadium as a freak Andrey Arshavin goal settled the points in the first half.

The Russian playmaker guided the ball into an empty net after Swans keeper Michel Vorm's quick throw out hit Angel Rangel's heel and bounced straight into Arshavin's path.

"It was horrible to concede a goal in the fashion that we did," said Taylor.

"We definitely deserved a point. But the Premier League is an unforgiving place."

Striker Danny Graham missed two goal-scoring opportunities, while Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny tipped Scott Sinclair's free-kick onto the crossbar.

A Swans player has not yet found the target this season, as their only goal in their Carling Cup shock defeat at Shrewsbury was when Shane Cansdell-Sherriff put through his own net.

But Taylor said: "Collectively as a team we need to get a goal whether it is from the centre-halves from a corner or the full-backs.

"The pressure shouldn't just be on one man but the whole team.

"We put on a good performance and we can take heart from it, especially at a top-five club like Arsenal. We had our chances and held our own.

"We are creating chances, when we're not creating chances that's when we'll get worried. But we need to dust ourselves off and go again. One will go in soon."

Swansea are back at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday for the visit of West Bromwich Albion, before they face a daunting trip to Chelsea the following weekend.

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