Swansea City are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table after a 4-0 defeat to Arsenal.

The club have only managed to secure 10 points from their last 10 games.

Paul Clement, the third managerial appointment made by the club this season, has taken charge of two matches and is still awaiting his first win. Is there any way the Swans will escape the relegation battle this year?

Is there any way the Swans will escape the relegation battle this year?

Making the most of January

Clement has promised a busy January transfer window with players coming and going from the Liberty Stadium, "we've just got to make sure the players we bring in are better than what we've got, and in the key areas, I think we need.

We're looking to do something."

This was followed by the signing of winger Luciano Narsingh from PSV Eindhoven for 4 million pounds. Tottenham's Tom Carroll is reportedly on his way to Wales for 8 million pounds. An enquiry has been made for Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho, although the club face competition from Sevilla, Stoke and West Brom for the French defender. The intent is there, bringing in new faces to hopefully revitalising a stagnant Swansea team.

It is integral that the club keeps hold of talisman Gylfi Sigurdsson and striker Fernando Llorente. The former is attracting attention from West Ham United, as they consider a replacement for Dimitri Payet. The latter is interesting Chelsea, possibly to replace Diego Costa, who has received an offer from a Chinese Super League club.

By keeping hold of the pair as well as investing in new faces, they are giving themselves the best chance to survive.

Clement showing intent

Like many Premier League managers, Clement made a lot of changes against the side that played Hull City in the Emirates FA Cup.

It was an even game, with Hull winning 2-0. The game against Arsenal was the first opportunity for Clement to name his starting XI, although new signing Narsingh missed out due to a calf injury.

The Swans put the Gunners under a lot of pressure in the first half, which was positive from Clement's men. They would have considered themselves unfortunate to go in 1-0 down at half-time and fans will argue that a penalty should have been given for Koscielny's challenge on Ki.

As each goal was conceded in the second half, the confidence shown in the first half was depleting rapidly and no belief that they could fight back. If they can play with the determination that they showed in the first half for longer periods, they could well pick up more points in future matches.

What needs to change?

Sunderland have escaped relegation by the skin of their teeth for the past few seasons because they have had the determination to escape it. Swansea need to start believing that Clement is the man to pull them out of trouble. If they show the same courage to get out of trouble as they did during their emphatic 5-4 victory against Crystal Palace in November 2016, they could achieve what looks to be impossible.

The owners have issued a "call for unity" to fans to get behind the team, acknowledging their mistake to get on the wrong side of the Supporters' Trust by appointing the hapless Bob Bradley. The owners have given Clement funds to invest into the team, which is something some other relegation candidates do not have.

Clement must look at getting two new centre-backs into the team. By selling Ashley Williams to Everton last summer, the club lost a solid centre-half and a leader. Mawson and Hernandez constantly leave Fabianski exposed; it is simply impossible for him to save everything. With interest shown in Sakho, it shows the club looking in the right direction for replacements.

With fixtures against Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea coming up, it is difficult to see where the Swans will get points from. If they show the same belief Sunderland have in recent years and treat every game like a cup final, they could claw their way out of trouble with Clement at the helm.