Why Modou Barrow could be key for Swansea City

Swansea's Modou Barrow in action with Aston Villa's Aly Cissokho

Modou Barrow impressed once again for Swansea City on the weekend but just how important can he be this season?

Swansea City's Modou Barrow in action with Arsenal's Nacho MonrealSwansea City's Modou Barrow in action with Arsenal's Nacho Monreal

Swansea City suffered another defeat on Saturday afternoon but one clear positive was the Modou Barrow's performance.

The Gambia-international will have been the ghost of Nacho Monreal's nightmares on Saturday afternoon after he terrorised the Arsenal full-back from start to finish.

Barrow managed to bag an assist by calmly setting up Borja Baston to get the Swans back in the game and provided a real attacking threat throughout.

Swansea City manager Bob BradleySwansea City manager Bob Bradley

The 24-year-old's pace will be huge for Swansea this season as they look to keep up the creation of chances in opposition boxes and Bob Bradley must utilise that, as he did on the weekend.

There's still a lot to work on for Barrow and he'll need to work on his accuracy having delivered a few way-ward balls from good positions, but that will come if he and his team can pick up more confidence.

Swansea City's Modou Barrow looks dejectedSwansea City's Modou Barrow looks dejected

Barrow was also guilty of missing a very good chance in the second half, with a soft header into Petr Cech's hands from close-range but he certainly had a positive effect on Swansea's performance overall.

There's little doubt Barrow was the best player on the pitch for Bob Bradley's men and if Swansea can find a way to keep him producing from wide areas then the goals Swansea need will undoubtedly come.

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