Ex-Arsenal defender Bartley excited about Swansea move

Former Arsenal defender Kyle Bartley is delighted with his move to Swansea City.

Former Arsenal defender Kyle Bartley is delighted with his move to Swansea City.

The 21-year-old defender secured a reported £1million move to the Swans last week, ending a five-year stay in north London that did not see him make a first-team appearance for Arsene Wenger's side.

"I had my education at Arsenal and I do like to play football and play it out from the back and watching Swansea last year that is exactly what they have done so that is a massive thing for me joining Swansea," he told Swans Player.

"I was newly-promoted to the Arsenal first team and I spoke to the boss Arsene Wenger briefly last week just wondering what his plans were for the season and he told me game-time would be at a minimum to be honest.

"For that reason I wanted to at least go out on loan and that was going to be the plan until Swansea came in and it was just too much of a good opportunity for me to turn down."

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