Bradley gearing up for Gunners

Bob Bradley says his first job as Swansea boss is to get his new players to buy into his coaching methods, ahead of a tricky first test away at Arsenal.

The former United States, Egypt and Le Havre boss has taken over a Swans side stuck at the wrong end of the table, and knows it will take some before everyone is on board with his changes.

Bradley faces a tough task to reinvigorate the Swans and lift them from their current position in 17th in the Premier League standings.

Ahead of the weekend's clash, Bradley said: "At the beginning you don't start with an iron fist with everything, not even close.

"But there's been some moments in training this week when I get a little bit louder and harder.

"They've been through that, but I try to figure out what works with every guy. I work with everything in the tool box.

"In every situation you want the best way to get your point across, how to connect with the guy. You try different things."

Swansea have not won since the opening day of the season, but Bradley is optimistic about turning the club's fortunes around.

He added: "Whenever there's a change, at any club, it's a fresh start for everybody.

"You can see that on certain faces, that's clear. Even at a time in a season when it's been difficult, when there's been managerial change, you see enthusiasm and a certain amount of excitement.

"That doesn't automatically mean because you've changed some things everything's going to come together right away. But it's a start."

Bradley also revealed he was already looking at making a few signings when the next transfer window opens.

"Now I've had a chance to speak with Dave Leadbeater (head of recruitment) and our scouts – so that's all establishing some start points," he revealed.

"I will be a part of the process. I listen, I have suggestions, but most of the work so far has been digging my hands into the group here and getting to know them."

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