Arsenal vs Swansea: Review and Highlights

It was Arsene Wenger's 800th Premier League game in charge.


A couple of quick fire second half goals have given Arsenal a much needed three points against Swansea at the Emirates. Swans took the lead in the first half but the hosts came back to secure all the three points.

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Arsenal’s 10 straight win at Emirates

Setting the Scene:

Arsenal were coming off a win at Goodison against Everton while the Wales side lost at home against Leicester last week. Arsenal and Swansea both needed wins for different reasons as Swans are out of the relegation zone only by goal difference.

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Arsenal started the game in positive mode as the attacking trio started for them, Lacazette, Sanchez and Ozil. They had a lot of possession but no such clear chance was created. Swansea took the lead when left back Sam Clucas was set through by Tammy Abraham. The defender, who only was in the side for the injury of Olsson scored under the legs of an outrushing Petr Cech to give them the lead. It was the away side who were leading in the break.

After the restart, Arsenal looked more purposeful and their persistent pressure was fruitful when Sead Kolasinac drilled past Fabianski to level it up for the Gunners just after six minutes from restart.

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Ramsey celebrating his goal with Sead Kolasinac

Seven minutes later, the Bosnian was now the provider as he rolled back an inch perfect ball to Ramsey who beat the Pole at his near post to give the Gunners a lead. Hector Bellerin and Lacazette came close to scoring but they couldn’t extend Arsenal’s lead. But the Gunners held on to their lead and managed three points in Arsene Wenger’s 800th Premier League game in charge of Arsenal.

Line Up:

Arsenal: Cech; Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal; Bellerin, Kolasinac (Holding); Xhaka, Ramsey, Sanchez, Ozil; Lacazette (Giroud)

Swansea: Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Van der Hoorn (Dyer), Clucas; Fer, Ki, Carroll (McBurnie), Ayew (Narsingh); Abraham