Swansea lost 3-2 to Arsenal this morning in Bob Bradley’s first game in charge, twice coming back from a two-goal deficit but ultimately failing to win any points.
For the first 30 minutes, Swansea were clearly the inferior team, with Arsenal practically camped in their goal and clearances failing to reach the halfway line.
Bradley’s first game in charge was always going to draw heightened interest.
He is the Premier League’s first American manager, helms one of the Premier League’s better stories over the past half-decade, is viewed with suspicion (at best) by much of the fanbase, and was taking on the purveyors of beautiful football Arsenal away.
If he can guide the Swans to the safety of the back end of midtable—and that probably won’t happen soon given they take on Manchester United, Everton, Crystal Palace, and Tottenham in their next six games—he will keep his job.