Arsenal 1-2 Swansea City – RATINGS, TALKING POINTS
Arsenal: Cech 5, Bellerin 6, Monreal 6, Gabriel 6, Mertesacker 6, Ramsey 6, Coquelin 5, Campbell 6, Ozil 6, Sanchez 5, Giroud 5. Subs: Walcott 5, Welbeck 6.
Swansea: Fabianski 6, Naughton 6, Kingsley 6, Amat 6, Williams 7, Cork 6, Fer 6, Ki 6, Routledge 6, Ayew 5, Gomis 4. Subs: Rangel 6, Sigurdsson 6, Fulton 6.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Ashley Williams (Swansea City): Arsenal might have been poor, but they kept up the pressure. Ozil, Monreal and Bellerin all tried to set up someone, anyone, with hopeful crosses into the box, but it was Williams in the centre of defence who captained by example, clearing and blocking anything within his reach.
How much longer can Arsene Wenger hold on? It’s the same every year, and every year he promises something different.
It should have been so easy – Arsenal took the lead against a relegation-threatened side who had weakened their team.
Instead of calmly sealing victory, they collapsed, with yet another defensive error.