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Arsenal 1-2 Swansea City: Match Report

Arsenal 1-2 Swansea City: The Swans shock the Gunners at Emirates

It was an all-important clash for Arsene Wenger’s side at the Emirates to win, as they looked to stay in the race for the Premier League title on Wednesday evening. The Gunners were desperate for a win after the losses suffered by them last week and made a positive start to the game, though when Joel Campbell gave them the lead in the 15th minute with a superb finish from a Alexis Sanchez’s lobbed pass. It seemed that the home side were in control and playing really well until that point though things changed eventually. The visitors equalized in the 32nd minute when Wayne Routledge scored for the first
time in the top flight of English football since December 2014. The two teams went into the half-time break with the score at 1-1.

After the restart things did not get any better for the hosts, as after toiling beyond the 70th minute, Ashley Williams’s 74th-minute strike gave the Swans a lead which the managed to hold on till the end of the game. The stadium went silent as Arsenal could not find an answer to the goal, despite hitting the frame of the goal thrice on the night. Not the best result for the Londoners, who now find themselves 6 points behind league leaders Leicester City.

The French manager would have really been disappointed by this result though his team looked good right through the game. Also, Wenger did not have the best of chants from
the home crowd for taking off Joel Campbell, who looked good on the night.

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