. . . as Arsene Wenger's Arsenal head to the Liberty on Saturday
Angel Rangel insists the Swans are fired up for Arsenal’s visit to the Liberty as Michael Laudrup’s side look to take a giant leap towards surpassing last season’s points tally.
The Capital One Cup winners are currently in ninth place with 40 points going into the final nine games of the season.
The Swans finished last season’s campaign under Brendan Rodgers with 47 points, which claimed 11th place.
And Rangel revealed the next target ahead for the Swans is to beat last season’s tally as they look to complete the best campaign in the club’s 100-year history.
They go into Saturday’s clash on the back of a disappointing defeat at West Brom, while the Gunners exited the Champions League on Wednesday despite beating Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.
“There are nine games to go – five of them are at home - and we have 40 points already,” said the Spaniard.
“We had 47 points last season, so to get more than 50 – which is quite reachable – would be very pleasing.
“That starts against Arsenal on Saturday. After going out of the Champions League, they are now fully concentrating on the league and finishing in the top four.
“But after losing to West Brom, we need to bounce back and it’s important that we put in a good performance and win.
“Both teams play a similar style, and we’ve had some good games against them.
“They have a number of top players. (Santi) Cazorla has probably been their top performer while Theo Walcott has so much pace and has scored so many goals.
“The whole team can pass the ball around and are so comfortable on it.
“So I think it will be a very good game to watch, but we are just concentrating on what we can do.
“If we can move onto 43 points after Saturday then that will really set us on our way to meeting our next target.”
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