Brendan Rodgers enjoying Swansea City style
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Brendan Rodgers admires Arsenal's style but the Swansea City boss insists he would much rather watch his own side.
Swansea have earned plaudits for their attractive passing style this term and Sunday's game with Arsenal is a clash of sides with similar philosophies.
The 12th placed Swansea are unbeaten in four Premier League games and have suffered just one defeat and conceded only four goals at home this season.
"There is no doubt that Arsenal have been a great side," said Rodgers.
"And there is no doubt their fans love watching them play.
"I enjoy watching Swansea. I think we are fantastic, some of the football we play, the statistics are up
"We don't try to be anyone else, we just try to improve our game."
Arsenal are fifth in the Premier League and their fine recovery after a slow start to the season has been inspired by Robin van Persie's goals - and Swans right-back Angel Rangel has warned his Swansea team-mates of the Dutch striker's threat at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.
Van Persie has been in stunning form over the last 12 months, scoring an astonishing 35 times during 2011, just one less than Alan Shearer's record for Barclays Premier League goals during a calendar year.
The Gunners have lost just twice in their last 13 league games and lie just a point outside the top four, as well as reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Rangel admits he is likely to vote for Van Persie when it comes to selecting the PFA Player of the Year, but knows that the danger posed by a team that includes the likes of Theo Walcott, Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey and returning hero Thierry Henry cannot be ignored.
"For me, Van Persie has been the best player in the Premier League this season," said Rangel.
"He has been on fire with his goals. It's like every time he touches the ball, he scores. We have to be 100% prepared for that.
"He has been fantastic and it will be between him and David Silva [for the PFA award].
"Goals win games and he has been scoring and playing well. He can hold the ball, has two good feet and runs the channels well. He is probably a complete player and he will probably get my vote.
"However, we will need to work hard together and not just concentrate on one player.
"If we concentrate on stopping someone like Van Persie, they will look to their other players and they can all change a game. All we can do is work hard as a team."
Swansea have to contend with returning hero Henry as Arsenal's all-time top scorer set to make his Premier League return in south Wales having started his short loan spell at the Emirates with the winner against Leeds in the FA Cup on Monday.
"Henry is arguably one of the top three players ever to grace the Premier League so for a player of that status to come back will benefit the club," said Rodgers.
"We are looking forward to the challenge. It's a showcase game for us, a game we have a belief we can do well in. We have taken our game to another level."