Ex-Arsenal defender Bartley excited about Swansea move

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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